Video, broadly circulated on-line, exhibits two girls out for a stroll within the Birdland neighborhood round noon Wednesday.
A person is seen operating up from behind, and pretends to journey and drop one thing.
When one of many girls, who’s pushing a child stroller, pauses to see what occurred, that is when she’s attacked and her gold necklace ripped from her neck.
“That is one thing that does not normally occur on this avenue!” exclaims Katie Hadfield, who has lived within the neighborhood for a number of years.
Many individuals on-line and in-person, describe their neighborhood as multicultural and say the victims are South Asian.
ABC7 Information anchor Dion Lim spoke to a variety of Indian American girls in the neighborhood who did not wish to go on digicam, however say they’re feeling focused for his or her gold jewellery and are warning one another to not put on it out.
Capitan Dan Pistor of the Sunnyvale Division of Public security echoes the sentiment. “Please honor your cultures however whenever you’re strolling round maybe it is good to cowl up with a shawl or cover-up your bracelets.” He mentioned.
Simply an hour earlier than this incident Sunnyvale’s division of public security helped Mountain View police arrest the suspect in an analogous, unrelated theft however involving a knife alongside Jackson Avenue on town’s north aspect.
Whereas each investigations proceed, authorities do not consider one race particularly was focused however name every incident a criminal offense of alternative.
Resident Katie says she refuses to let this disrupt her life.
“Issues like this occur on a regular basis and protected neighborhoods however we will not stay in worry,” she mentioned.
The girl pushing the newborn stroller suffered minor scrapes however is anticipated to be okay.
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