San Francisco police suspect juveniles ages 11, 13, and 14 and an 18-year-old are responsible for beating and robbing a 70-year-old Asian woman last month inside her SF apartment building.
According to the police, two of them have been arrested.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said on July 31, the woman was outside her Chinatown building when the suspects approached her and spoke to her.
Because of the language barrier, the victim could not understand and went into the lobby. The suspects then followed her and beat and robbed her before fleeing.
The attack was seen on a surveillance video.
“The victim was transported to a local hospital and thank goodness her injuries were not life-threatening,” said Scott, who did not identify the woman.
This incident is one of the many assaults against Asian Americans in San Francisco that started when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S.
Scott called the ages of the younger suspects sad and shocking.
Detectives identified suspects Darryl Moore, 18, and three other juveniles whose names won’t be released. The 11-year-old suspect won’t be charged in the case due to his age, while the other three will face robbery, elder abuse, false imprisonment, and conspiracy charges.
Santa Clara County authorities arrested Moore, the 11-year-old, and the 13-year-old suspects on August 10. While the 14-year-old is still not located, there is a warrant for his arrest.