What happened: An 80-year-old Asian man was allegedly robbed on Saturday after a group of young men attacked him, KRON4 reported.
- The victim was walking along the 14200 block of Acapulco Road when the suspects jumped him, pushed him to the ground and eventually took his watch.
- Surveillance footage shows the victim calling for help while some giggling — presumably from someone in the getaway car close by — can be heard in the background, according to ABC7.
Under investigation: Local authorities have yet to find any indication that the victim, who suffered minor injuries, was targeted due to his race, although they “are pursuing all avenues of investigative leads.”
- Officials described the two suspects as young men with thin builds between 16 and 19 years old.
- The alleged robbers fled the scene in a blue Subaru sedan with black and silver rims.
- Less than two hours later, a similar vehicle was seen during a robbery in another part of the city.
- A younger woman in that incident was reportedly robbed of her purse.
San Leandro Police are urging witnesses of the crime or anyone with helpful information to contact (510) 577-2740 or text TipSLPolice at 888777.
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