Police were trying to find at least seven suspects responsible for a violent robbery Saturday night that sent one victim to the hospital.
A 17-year-old was waiting in his 1998 BMW to meet some friends at Ladera Park south of Sunset Cliffs just before 8 p.m.
As he sat in his car, five or six men and two women – all in their mid-20s – walked up to his car, got in and started ransacking everything inside, according to San Diego Police.
The victim tried to drive away and push the suspects out of his car, but they started beating him.
Stopping the car, the victim was pulled out, and the men began kicking him in the face and head.
Police said the suspects eventually fled with the victim’s car, but officers found it just 50 yards from the scene a short time later.
The teenager was taken to the hospital for moderate facial injuries. The incident is under investigation.