Elderly victims have been the targets of a slew of brutal robberies and unprovoked attacks in California’s Bay Area amid an explosion of crime.
Oakland Police say they are increasing patrols in Chinatown after over 20 robberies and assaults in the neighborhood in recent days.
WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEOS BELOW
A 91-year-old man was viciously shoved from behind on a street in Chinatown by a suspect identified as Yahya Muslim.
⚠️ WARNING: this video is hard to watch. Another shocking attack in Oakland’s Chinatown. 8th and Harrison Streets. Outside the Asian Resource Center.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 4, 2021
Muslim, who had two prior assault convictions, was arrested and charged with assault and great bodily injury.
Police believe Muslim, 28, carried out similar ambush attacks on at least two more victims over the age of 55.
All three victims reportedly required medical attention after the assaults.
A 70-year-old grandmother was thrown to the sidewalk on her way home from the bank, according to ABC7 News reporter Dion Lim.
𝟳𝟬-𝗬𝗘𝗔𝗥 𝗢𝗟𝗗 𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗠𝗔 𝗔𝗦𝗦𝗔𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗘𝗗 & 𝗥𝗢𝗕𝗕𝗘𝗗: Not again!
A young woman told me her grandma was robbed while coming home from the bank February 3rd around 11am. 6th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/eqbDPL3jbx
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 8, 2021
Thieves stole the woman’s purse and escaped.
A 79-year-old woman was beaten and robbed by two suspects in Pacific Heights, Lim reports.
SENIOR ATTACK: I’ve been so consumed w/the robbery in bumper-to-bumper traffic (see previous Tweet) & now a breaker in Pac Heights…
I haven’t had time to share video of this 79-year old attacked at Kitterage & Turk on 2/4.
(The sound is awful.)
Call SFPD 575-4444 w/info pic.twitter.com/KVnIkbT4An
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 7, 2021
Vicha Ratanapakdee, 84, died after being slammed to the ground by a man running at full speed in the Anza Vista neighborhood of San Francisco in late January.
— Evan Sernoffsky (@EvanSernoffsky) February 1, 2021
Antoine Watson was later arrested and charged with murder after the seemingly-unprovoked attack.
ROBBED WHILE DRIVING: Ben & Masha, real estate photographers noticed someone was following them near the on-ramp heading east on I-80
WATCH: their window gets smashed & suspects take $7K in photo equipment.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 6, 2021
(2/4) watch the man in the doorway enter this Chinatown shop & rob a customer.
One of “at least 20 incidents” according to Oakland Chinatown’s Chamber president. pic.twitter.com/2LA0LosvnE
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 1, 2021
TERRIFYING: Two suspects w/semi-auto guns force a man into a home in Oakland.
Happened 1/29 at around 1:40pm. No injuries but cell phones, cash, 3 firearms taken.
Oakland Police are using this video as part of their investigation. call 510-238-3326 w/info. (1/3 pic.twitter.com/l6MzEIvVJ9
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 2, 2021
There have been at least 20 robberies & attacks in Oakland’s Chinatown in the past couple weeks according to the president of the Chinatown chamber.
Here, business owners chase after 3 suspects who stole from their store.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) January 31, 2021
Carl Chan, president of the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, said he had collected over 20 reports and videos of attacks and robberies in Chinatown as of Feb. 1st.
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