Homeless Man Struck in Head with Hammer during Robbery in Culver City

A homeless man was severely injured when he was hit in the head with a hammer and then robbed in Culver City on Wednesday, police said.

The Culver City Police Department received a call at 5:30 a.m. regarding a man who was bleeding profusely from a head wound at the Shell Gas Station on 3801 Sepulveda Blvd.

When officers arrived at the scene, the victim told the officers he was sleeping in his tent in a nearby encampment when two people assaulted him.

"The victim explained to officers that he was sleeping in his tent, at a nearby encampment, when two suspects walked in, pepper-sprayed him, and then struck him in the head with a hammer," the CCPD said in a statement. "The suspects took the victim’s property and fled the area in an unknown direction."

Police said the assailants stole $5oo in cash and a Samsung Galaxy cell phone from the victim.

The Culver City Fire Department transported the man to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition and undergoing emergency surgery, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call CCPD Public Information Officer Sergeant Edward Baskaron at 310-235-6316 or the Watch Commander at 310-253-6202.


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