HomeAsian AmericansAsian businesses in Georgia say they're the target of burglaries

Asian businesses in Georgia say they’re the target of burglaries

Asian businesses in Gwinnett County, Georgia believe they have been the target of recent burglaries in the area.

John Dang the owner of tax prep business Saigon Services was one of the latest targets. According to WBS radio, thieves hit Dang’s business last Wednesday around 5 a.m. They arrived with masks, hoodies, flashlights and a crowbar, breaking the door open to search for cash.

Dang told WBS radio that he spoke to several Vietnamese business owners in the area who said their businesses have also been burglarized.

“I think they assume that we have a lot of cash transactions around,” Dang told WBS TV.

Asian businesses and family homes have been the targets of burglaries in states like Maine, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, authorities believed Asians were targeted because of the stereotypical belief that they keep a lot of cash on hand. Burglars also believe they’re less likely to talk to the authorities.

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Please take advantage of a $30,000 matching grant challenge. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar every tax-deductible donation made to Asian American Media Inc from November 1, 2023 until the end of the year. The money will be used to fund the addition of a new reporter and to produce content for limited English-speaking Asian immigrants. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features