Atwater police say an elderly man was robbed of his wallet last week in the 2800 block of Shaffer Road.
Police went to the scene at 10:27 a.m. and found the victim, who had facial injuries. The victim told police an unknown Latino man approached him from behind, struck him and took his wallet, according to Cpl. William Novetzke.
The victim sustained multiple facial lacerations and a possible fractured nose, according to police. The victim was taken to Mercy Medical Center Merced for treatment of his injuries.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call Detective David Brum at (209) 357-6394.
-- Sun-Star staff