SAPD: Man beats, robs 'friend'

Suspect tells police he didn't take wallet; victim expected to recover


SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police say a man beat up and apparently robbed his friend late Tuesday night.

According to police, a cab dropped the men off in the 1500 block of Rodgers Street near Interstate 35 around 11:30 p.m.

Police believe the two got into an argument and the suspect started to beat the victim.

The 55-year-old victim was taken to Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Police have not released his condition, but said he was complaining of back and chest injuries.

The 45-year-old suspect fled the scene, but was tracked down by police a short time later.

He was taken into custody and expected to face charges. He told police he did not take the victim's wallet.


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