Police seek clues in Atwater beating

Atwater police are asking witnesses to step forward in the case of a 49-year-old man who was badly beaten this weekend and found in a truck outside R-N Market on Atwater Boulevard. The victim was taken to a Modesto hospital, where he remains in critical condition, according to Detective Armando Echevarria. Surveillance footage from a video camera revealed that an unknown male drove the truck to the market and left it there, with the victim inside. Anyone with information should call Detective Anthony Cardoza at 357-6293 or the department's automated tip line at 357-6390.