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Man, teen accused of Sacramento robberies targeting Asian women face hate crime enhancements

  • A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old are now facing hate crime enhancements for a string of robberies in Sacramento, California, in April and May after investigators found evidence suggesting that the pair targeted the victims “due to their race.”
  • The man was identified as Latravion Mccockran, while authorities did not release the teen's name.
  • Mccockran and the teen were accused of robbing Asian women leaving shopping centers on Stockton Blvd. Corridor. In one of the incidents, a victim told police officers that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.
  • Authorities eventually arrested the teen in Berkeley on June 15, along with two other individuals he was with at the time who were armed with illegal handguns. Mccockran was arrested on June 22, and both suspects are still in custody as of Wednesday.
  • The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office charged both the man and the teen with robbery, with the hate crime enhancement being added to their charges on Monday.

A man and a teenager believed to be behind a string of robberies in Sacramento, California, targeting Asian women are now being accused of hate crimes.

Latravion Mccockran, 20, of Sacramento, and a 17-year-old from Berkeley are facing hate crime enhancements on top of the robbery charges filed against them following their arrest in June, the Sacramento Police Department said in a press release on Wednesday.