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Police Search For Suspect Who Assaulted Mother And Infant

SAN FRANCISCO (CBSSF) – An armed man who assaulted a mother and her 2-year-old daughter as they walked down a San Francisco street remained at large on Monday, authorities said.

San Francisco police said the assault took place at around 3:18 p.m. on Friday near the intersection of Cortland and Prospect avenues in the city.

Investigators said the man drove up in a black sedan, exited the vehicle with a gun and approached the woman. He knocked over a stroller, injuring the 2-year-old who hit her head on the sidewalk.

He then ripped the woman's purse from her neck, demanded money and then struck her on the arm with his handgun.

The suspect then grabbed a tablet from the child and fled from the scene in the sedan, police said.

Both the mother and daughter were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police described the suspect as a 30-year-old male.

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