(BCN) — San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who hit another man in the face with a vinegar bottle late Monday before stealing his mobile phone.

The assault was reported about 10:51 p.m. in the 800 block of Barron Avenue in an unincorporated area of Redwood City, according to a sheriff’s news release issued early Tuesday morning.

The suspect reportedly approached the victim who was sitting in a car and threw a vinegar bottle at him. The bottle went through open window and struck the victim in the face and then shattered.

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The suspect then took the victim’s mobile phone before fleeing, deputies said in the statement.

The victim was treated at the scene for facial lacerations and taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.

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