Truck driver beaten during robbery in Kearny Mesa

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 53-year-old big rig driver was tied up and assaulted during a robbery in Kearny Mesa early today, police said.

A co-worker found the tied-up victim at Kingdom Express trucking yard in the 7600 block of Othello Avenue just before 5 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Bruce DeBord.

Paramedics took him to an area hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, DeBord said.

The contents of the victim's tractor trailer were stolen, he said, adding that investigators were looking into the driver's manifest to verify the contents.

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