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Man Dragged By Car in Oakland Chinatown Carjacking

A man was dragged along the pavement while trying to stop someone from stealing his car in Oakland’s Chinatown.

The carjacking occurred around 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, KRON 4 reports. The victim, a man in his 60s, parked his car in the street outside of Won Kee Supermarket and left the motor running.

Surveillance video shows the man walking to pick up a bag of rice on the sidewalk nearby, ABC 7 reports. As he goes to get the rice, the suspect approaches the car and within seconds begins to drive away.

The older man clings to the car as it drives away. He was dragged several feet before eventually letting go. He suffered cuts and bruises.

Oakland Chinatown Director of Commerce Carl Chan remains concerned that minorities and the elderly in his community are being targeted.

“Most of them, they realize that many of us don’t speak out frequently. And they think that we are not strong enough to defend ourselves,” he told KRON 4. “And all these criminals, they know by the time when you call and trying to get access to language, it’s already too late. They’re all gone.”

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