A 30-year-old man was severely injured when he was robbed, beaten and carjacked on the street in Canton in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a police report.
The victim parked his car after midnight in the 3400 block of Foster Ave. After walking home, he doubled back to get his cell phone, which he had left in his car, he told police later.
About half a block west of his car he was approached by a man he'd seen riding an orange bike, who asked him for a cigarette, according to the report. When he told the man he didn't smoke, the man put one hand in his jacket as if he had a gun, the report said.
The victim offered the man his wallet, but the suspect threw him to the ground and took his bag containing his laptop and car keys, the report said. The suspect hit him in the head with a brick, giving him gashes in the front and back of the head and knocking out his two front teeth, the report said.
The suspect drove off in the victim's silver 2009 Toyota Prius before a passerby found the victim and called police around 1:40 a.m.
He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment, the report said.
A previous version of this story gave an incorrect age for the victim because of an error in police records.
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