“70-80-year-old people are just getting assaulted for no reason,” Jeffrey Salzman, who lives in the area of the attacks, told Boston 25 News.
Quincy police suspect the same man is responsible for both attacks. They do not believe the incidents are hate crimes.
However, members of local Asian American communities think otherwise.
“I think the recent news about the two robberies and attacks on two older Asians is definitely worrisome,” Ben Hires of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center told NBC10 Boston. “The community has — a few people have been reaching out.”
Police are currently looking for the suspect describing them as a white male.
“While we can not say for sure that these robberies are related, both occurred within close proximity of each other and both victims described the suspect as a white male,” police said in a Facebook post.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Williams Monteith at [email protected] or (617) 745-5767.
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