The attack occurred as rain was beginning about 11:30 p.m. near the 300 block of R Street NE,a police report said. An early account indicated that as many as 10 youths may have been involved.
The victim told police that a group of youths followed him, and after knocking him down and beating him, took the contents of his pockets. According to the police report, the items taken included a wallet, a cell phone, and a dollar bill.
The man was treated for his injuries on the scene, the report said.