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Philadelphia police searching for suspects who stole Chinatown church van

  • Philadelphia police are searching for the suspects who stole a 15-passenger van from the Chinese Christian Church & Center located on 11th and Vine streets on Monday night.
  • Surveillance footage captured two suspects stealing and driving away with the stolen white van that has a registered license plate of KXC-5525. 
  • Individuals with information regarding this case are asked to contact the Philadelphia police.

Surveillance footage captured two suspects stealing a church van in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. 

The Philadelphia police are searching for the suspects who stole a 15-passenger van from the Chinese Christian Church & Center located on 11th and Vine streets on Monday night.

Baltimore man accused of hitting Asian American sisters with cement block ruled incompetent to stand trial

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  • Daryl Doles, who is accused of hitting two Korean American sisters with a cement block at a liquor store in West Baltimore, has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.
  • Doles was indicted on 22 counts — including attempted murder and hate crime charges — for the May 2 rampage last year, in which he also allegedly attacked two other Asian-owned liquor stores.
  • On Wednesday, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge ruled Doles incompetent “based on the opinion of the evaluators at the Department of Health,” adding that he is “dangerous to himself and others.”
  • Doles, who has been in jail since his arrest, will be committed to a mental health facility.

A man accused of assaulting two Korean American sisters at a liquor store in West Baltimore last year has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.

Daryl Doles, 51, was indicted on 22 counts — including attempted murder and hate crime charges — for the violent rampage, during which he allegedly hit the victims with a cement block and attacked two other Asian-owned liquor stores.

Philadelphia police looking for group accused of targeting Asian businesses in burglary spree

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  • Philadelphia police are looking for burglars who have allegedly targeted Asian businesses in the city and the neighboring Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County.
  • Employees at a deli that fell victim to one of the burglaries said most of the targeted stores were Asian.
  • The suspects, who were mostly caught on surveillance cameras, typically attacked in the early hours of the morning when the stores were still closed.
  • One business suffered a total loss of $21,000 after three suspects broke gambling machines and cash registers.

Authorities are looking for a group of burglars who have allegedly targeted Asian-owned businesses in parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County in Pennsylvania.

The burglaries, which took place in the 14th District, 35th District and Cheltenham Township, typically occurred in the wee hours of the morning while the stores were still closed.

Suspect in Philadelphia stabbings of Asian woman and her two children turns himself in

Man turns himself in for triple stabbing
  • A Philadelphia man recently turned himself in for allegedly stabbing a woman and two boys on Sunday afternoon.
  • The woman was reportedly stabbed several times throughout her body, while the 15-year-old victim was stabbed twice in the head and the 10-year-old victim was stabbed in the head and the leg.
  • All three victims, who are of Asian descent, were rushed to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital. The woman was listed in critical condition while the male victims were reportedly in stable condition.
  • The man who turned himself in was reportedly taken to the hospital to be identified by the victims.
  • It is still unclear whether the incident was racially motivated. Authorities are actively investigating the attack.

A man has turned himself in for allegedly stabbing a woman and two boys of Asian descent in Philadelphia over the weekend.

The triple stabbing reportedly occurred on the 3200 block of Knorr Street in Philadelphia’s Mayfair neighborhood at around 2 p.m. on Sunday.

12-year-old boy, 2 teens charged with murder for fatal beating of elderly man during carjacking in Philadelphia

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  • A 12-year-old boy and two teenagers have been charged with murder in connection to a carjacking incident in Philadelphia’s neighborhood of Mayfair on Dec. 2, 2021.
  • The suspects allegedly knocked 70-year-old Chung Yan Chin to the ground, punched and kicked him in the face, and ultimately fled with his Toyota Camry.
  • Chin died on Dec. 21 after sustaining a brain injury and facial fractures from the violent attack.
  • So far, Philadelphia police have arrested the 12-year-old boy and one of the teenage suspects.

A 12-year-old boy and two teenagers have been charged with murder in connection to a carjacking incident involving an elderly Asian victim in Philadelphia last December.

The incident, which led to the death of 70-year-old Chung Yan Chin, occurred on the 3,000 block of Teesdale Street in the neighborhood of Mayfair after 7 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2021, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Woman gives birth to ‘Tesla baby’ in front seat of car driving itself to hospital on autopilot

  • Yiran Sherry, a 33-year-old Wayne, Pennsylvania resident, gave birth in a Tesla.
  • Her husband, Keating Sherry, helped her give birth to their daughter Maeve Lily while keeping the Tesla on autopilot through rush-hour traffic to Paoli Hospital.
  • Maeve Lily was born on Sept. 9, and was named “Tesla baby” by Paoli Hospital nurses.

Stuck in Lancaster rush-hour traffic, a Philadelphia mom gave birth to her baby while in a Tesla.

Yiran Sherry, a 33-year-old Wayne resident, and her husband Keating Sherry, 34, had been expecting the arrival of their second child.

Asian American woman is beaten by juveniles on SEPTA the same day rally for previous SEPTA victim was held

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An Asian American woman was beaten by two juveniles on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail system on Tuesday, the same day a rally against Asian hate was held in Philadelphia.

Another attack: This is the latest attack to occur on the SEPTA system, and the second involving an Asian American victim in November, following the assault of a group of Asian American teens earlier last month.

‘I’m just an ordinary girl’: Philly teen who tried to defend classmates in SEPTA attack speaks out at rally

Philly teen brutally attacked on SEPTA train attends rally against Asian hate

Hundreds of people recently rallied behind Christina Lu, the teen victim of a racially motivated attack on a SEPTA train in early November, and called on city leaders to increase public safety in Philadelphia.

What happened: Lu, 18, addressed a crowd of hundreds outside the Municipal Services Building in Center City on Tuesday. She recalled the assault, wherein her attackers kicked her, punched her, and smashed her head onto the train door as she tried defending her fellow Asian American Central High School students, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

‘We paid a price for being a hero’: GoFundMe for teenage SEPTA hero raises over $700,000

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A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Christina, the teenager who stood up to bullies and was beaten on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train last week, has surpassed its initial $10,000 goal by raising more than $702,435, as of Nov. 22.

Tons of support: The GoFundMe campaign, set by YLin Chen, Christina’s mother, and Michael Chen, Christina’s brother,  said that Christina has now been released from the hospital after suffering the severe beating last week, according to local news site Billy Penn. The 18-year-old will also receive mental support from a therapist while recovering from her physical injuries.

Asian students attacked by group of teens on SEPTA train in Philadelphia, suspects to face charges

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Philadelphia police are investigating an attack on a male student believed to be Asian or Asian American on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train.

What happened: The incident occurred on the Broad Street Line near Erie Station at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to FOX29. A video of the brutal attack is now circulating on social media.

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