The 11-year-old has an extensive criminal history and was previously arrested for several robberies and carjackings
An 11-year-old and 17-year-old have been arrested for attacking and robbing an 80-year-old Asian man in San Leandro.
Video footage shows the victim lying on the ground of his own driveway as the suspects attack him. Another suspect is waiting in a getaway car.
The victim sustained minor injuries and was robbed of his watch. He believes the attack was racially motivated.
Police have since revealed that the 11-year-old was behind the wheel of the stolen vehicle.
All suspects were arrested on Wednesday around 1:50 p.m.
“We are thankful that we were able to capture these juveniles safely and expeditiously,” said Lieutenant Ali Khan.
“Additionally, the 11-year-old male was driving a carjacking vehicle that was stolen on May 10 in Oakland,” police said.
The 11-year-old has an extensive criminal history and was previously arrested for several robberies and carjackings.
After his arrested, he was released into the custody of his mother due to his young age.
There has been a recent rise in attacks against Asians including a suspect was also arrested for robbing and stabbing an Asian man in San Francisco.
Another a suspect was arrested for stomping on a 61-year-old man’s head in Harlem.
Meanwhile, charges against the man who spat at and punched an 83-year-old Korean grandmother have been dropped.
Elsewhere, the president of the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was racially abused and physically attacked. The suspect has since been arrested.
Additionally, three people were arrested for a burglary spree targeting 26 Asian business owners in Colorado and Wyoming in 2019.
An Asian father was also attacked in San Francisco whilst walking his 1-year-old child and an Asian American teen was left concussed after being punched at a basketball game in Oakland.
In San Francisco, an 85-year-old Asian grandmother and a 65-year-old Asian woman were stabbed whilst waiting for the bus.
An Asian shop owner was also punched in the face by a racist customer in Washington DC.
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