Surveillance video footage of an older Asian man being robbed at a laundromat in San Francisco surfaced on Wednesday, ABC 7 reports.
The footage shows a 67-year-old Asian man sitting in a laundromat located on the Nob Hill/Chinatown border. After a few seconds three men enter the laundromat, drag the man out of his chair and rob him.
The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on Feb. 23. The San Francisco Police Department believes that the three suspects may have been involved in multiple auto burglaries, according to ABC 7.
Dion Lim, a reporter for ABC 7, shared the surveillance footage on her Instagram.
Lim says that the SF Police Officers Association Union is offering a $2500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call 415-575-4444. The SFPD is also providing a Chinese language reporting hotline: 415-558-5588.
“These random acts of violence targeting our Asian community members are no accident and they must end,” Tony Montoya of the SFPOA told ABC 7. “The SFPOA stands with our Asian community and all San Franciscans in wanting these perpetrators to be caught and held accountable.”
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