Distressing video captured an 80-year-old Asian man being assaulted and robbed in California — amid a disturbing spike in bias crimes towards members of the Asian-American neighborhood throughout the US.
The footage from San Leandro on Saturday reveals two teenagers who police described as younger as 16 attacking the senior, who’s knocked to the bottom whereas yelling for assist, KGO-TV reported.
In the meantime, somebody who’s presumed to be in a getaway automobile is heard laughing throughout the brazen assault.
“It’s crazy to see kids that age doing that kind of stuff going down that road already,” the person who recorded the video from him dwelling instructed the information outlet, figuring out himself solely as Marcos.
The sufferer suffered minor accidents whereas being robbed of a watch, KGO reported.
Police Lt. Ali Kahn stated he believes the crime was hate-motivated.
Lower than two hours later, an identical car was seen in a strong-armed theft during which a girl was robbed of her purse.
Kahn stated police have been shocked when the chief acquired the outcomes of a sufferer demographic research.
“From 2019 to 2020 we saw an almost 300 percent increase in crimes towards our Asian and Pacific Islander community members,” he instructed the station.
Kahn recalled a collection of carjackings and burglaries dedicated by juveniles a number of weeks in the past.
“Other than putting juveniles in jail what other avenues can we have to maybe divert some of the things that are happening?” he stated.
The person who captured the most recent assault referred to as for “more consequences because it seems to be ongoing.”
One other video revealed by KGO final week confirmed the random stabbing of two aged Asian ladies in San Francisco — together with one who was attacked so brutally that the blade broke off in her physique.