Burglars Who Stole Elderly Asian Couple’s Life Savings in SF Arrested

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Two men were arrested in connection with a home burglary that targeted a senior Asian American couple in San Francisco earlier this year.

Jonathan Pulliam and Dajuan Menifee, both 22, are also suspects in another burglary and an attempted one in the same area.

Image via Zhong Family

The Zhong couple, who immigrated from China four decades ago, were out when the suspects broke into their Crocker-Amazon home on July 21.

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In less than 15 minutes, the burglars managed to steal their entire life savings and other sentimental properties, including their wedding jewelry set.

One of the suspects captured on a surveillance camera. Image via Zhong Family

Pulliam, who was on active parole, was found armed in Mission District on Nov. 5. He was booked into the San Francisco County Jail.

Menifee, who was on probation for another burglary, was arrested with the help of U.S. Marshals in Atlanta on Dec. 18. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail, pending extradition to San Francisco.

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Another suspect caught on surveillance. Image via Zhong Family

Pulliam and Menifee were both charged with burglary, attempted burglary and grand theft. Pulliam also faces charges of possessing a loaded firearm in a vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm and parole revocation, according to CBS SF.

Police recovered some items from both men, but it’s unknown whether any of them belonged to the Zhongs. The investigation continues.

Old family photos recovered from a suspect vehicle found in Oakland. Image via Zhong Family

“It takes an entire community to keep us safe to keep the streets safe, we need the eyes and ears and information to make our work more effective and our limited resources to go that much further,” officer Robert Rueca said, according to ABC 7.

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Anyone with more information is urged to call the SFPD 24 Hour Tip Line at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411, beginning the message with SFPD.

Feature Images via Zhong Family

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