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Police Arrest Suspects in 3 Separate Robberies of Elderly Asians on Same Day in SF

Authorities arrested three suspects connected to three separate robberies against elderly Asian people on the same day in San Francisco, the SFPD announced on Thursday.

The first incident: The SFPD responded to a call for an attempted robbery against a 68-year-old Asian man at a bus stop at Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Street in Japantown on May 14, according to CBS San Francisco.

Man Arrested for Mugging, Assaulting Elderly Asian Lyft Driver at Gunpoint in LA County

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A man accused of pistol-whipping and robbing a 67-year-old Asian Lyft driver in South El Monte, Calif., is now in custody, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) announced on Wednesday.

Caught on camera: Dashcam footage shows the suspect, identified as Dandre Lorenz Powell, grabbing the victim’s phone and forcing him to hand over his wallet, which contained $1,560 in cash.

Asians Are Strong Crew Help Stop SF Car Robberies Twice in Two Weeks

Hudson Liao, founder and executive director of Asians Are Strong, and Jeremy Jong, the organization’s head of community management, helped pursue the suspects of a car robbery in Japantown, San Francisco on May 2.

Modern-day heroes: Liao and Jong had just finished their free self-defense workshop and were eating and drinking at Pa’ina Restaurant, which Jong co-owns, when a restaurant staff member witnessed a car robbery in progress from across the street, according to the organization’s post on Instagram.