One suspect was an Asian man
An Asian woman was followed, attacked and robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco.
Self-identified as Ms Lee, the woman had arrived at her niece’s home after having dim sum with friends in Richmond.
Video footage shows a white SUV speeding down the street and stopping outside the house. As Lee is removing items from the trunk of her car, the driver of the SUV exits their vehicle and launches an attack on Lee.
Lee is seen being knocked to the ground and being held at gunpoint as she is robbed of her handbag.
As Lee lies helplessly, on the ground the suspect snatches her jewellery including a $16,000 Rolex.
“It really changed her so much, every time she talks about it, she cries,” says her longtime friend Kathie Mar, who was with her that day at the Richmond District dim sum restaurant.
“Everyone in the neighborhood thinks Sunset, Richmond is for families so everybody…no crime here. But we’re hearing more and more so, these past few years,” says Mar. “She is definitely afraid to go out on her own now, to get in and out of her car it’s scary.”
One of Lee’s attackers was arrested in Georgia this week. He was described as an Asian man.
There has been a recent rise in attacks on Asians across America. In response, a Brooklyn woman is giving out free safety alarms to Asian Americans in New York City.
Recent attacks against the country include an Asian woman who was hit in the face in Philadelphia.
In California, Vietnamese family was tied up in their own home by robbers who stole their entire life savings in Oakland, California.
Also in California, an elderly Asian American woman was kicked in the face by a suspect who was on parole for fatally stabbing his mother.
Meanwhile, a Japanese American man was randomly punched in the face whilst walking in Washington D.C.
Also in San Francisco, an Asian woman was attacked and dragged by a getaway car.
Additionally, a 13-year-old boy was racially attacked in Flushing.
Elsewhere, a racist woman was caught making racist comments on a picture of a 2-year-old Asian girl.
Meanwhile, a 70-year-old Mexican American woman was attacked and hospitalized in LA after being mistaken for an Asian woman.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) April 16, 2021