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Elderly Asian couple bound, gagged and pistol-whipped in San Jose home invasion

SAN JOSE HOME ROBBERY
  • An elderly Asian couple was reportedly bound, gagged and pistol-whipped during a home-invasion robbery in San Jose, California, on May 31.
  • The suspects found the victims’ ATM card and forced them to call a translator after struggling to retrieve a PIN, according to reports.
  • After two hours, the intruders fled with the victims’ car, which was later spotted at another home robbery just a mile away.
  • The second robbery was filmed by a dashcam from the car of the homeowner, who immediately called 911.

An elderly Chinese couple living in San Jose, California, was reportedly bound, gagged and pistol-whipped during a home-invasion robbery that saw their car stolen and used in another robbery two hours later.

The victims, an 82-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman, were reportedly resting in their Berryessa home on May 31 when a group of individuals broke into their residence.

Dashcam footage captures moment San Jose woman driving home catches armed robbers in the act

  • A woman living in San Jose, California, caught robbers in the act while pulling into her driveway last week.
  • Dashcam footage from her vehicle shows multiple intruders running around her garage, with one of them holding a gun.
  • The woman called 911 to report the robbery, saying that her husband was being held at gunpoint and that she had an infant at home.
  • The robbers fled in a silver SUV that may have been stolen during another robbery two hours earlier.
  • Both incidents reportedly involved AAPI families.

A California woman pulling into her driveway made a frantic 911 call as she witnessed a group of robbers invade her San Jose home and hold her husband at gunpoint last week.

The woman’s dashcam caught parts of the incident at her residence on the 1000 block of Summerdale Drive at around 4 p.m. on May 31.

58-year-old missing man found to have had ‘quick and painless passing’ in San Jose

  • A 58-year-old man who went missing in San Jose, California, was found to have died “peacefully and quickly” last weekend.
  • Ching-Fu “Peter” Lan was reported missing after he was last seen driving his car in Cupertino at 1 p.m. on May 14.
  • His death was confirmed by his son, Kevin Lan, who first shared that his father was missing on Facebook.
  • Kevin has created a GoFundMe on behalf of his family to pay for Peter’s funeral.
  • The excess funds will be donated to a missing person's organization and a mental health support organization.

A 58-year-old man who went missing in San Jose, California, was found to have died “peacefully and quickly” last weekend, according to his family. 

Ching-Fu “Peter” Lan was reported missing after he was last seen driving his car in Cupertino at 1 p.m. on May 14.

California and Texas dominate list of 10 best cities in US for Asian professionals

  • Online marketplace Apartment List celebrated May as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with the release of their year’s list of best U.S. cities for Asian professionals.
  • Compiled by Apartment List and its Asian Pacific Islander employee resource group, [email protected], the ranking was based on four categories such as community and representation, economic opportunity, housing opportunity and business environment.
  • Bay Area cities San Jose and San Francisco took spots at No. 1 and No. 6 respectively, while Riverside took ninth place.

Three cities in California have been named among the best places to be for Asian professionals in the U.S.

On Wednesday, the online marketplace Apartment List released the ranking to coincide with Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. 

San Jose robbery crew suspects charged with hate crimes for targeting over 100 Asian American women

San Jose Little Saigon

Six men were arrested and charged with hate crimes for their alleged involvement in more than 70 cases of violent robberies, burglaries and thefts that have targeted over 100 Asian American women in the San Francisco Bay Area since last year, the San Jose Police Department announced on Wednesday.

What they did: The crime spree occurred between October 2020 and September 2021, police said. The suspects, all aged between 20 and 30, are believed to be part of a “prolific robbery crew” that primarily targeted Asian females, many of whom were injured during the attacks.

‘Is that a Filipino thing?’: Vietnamese man harassed about child’s dinosaur flag, has car windows smashed

San Jose man harassed Vietnamese man

A Vietnamese man’s car windows were smashed by an unidentified man who had earlier harassed him about his 3-year-old son’s dinosaur flag in San Jose, Calif.

An encounter turned sour: On Sept. 22, Thien Ly was in his driveway with his young children when an unidentified man drove up to them and asked “What flag is that?” referring to his son’s dinosaur flag, according to ABC 7.

City of San Jose to issue formal apology for historical racism against Chinese, destruction of Chinatown

San Jose will apologize to Chinese people

Lawmakers in San Jose, Calif. are expected to pass a resolution on Tuesday apologizing for the city’s role in racism, xenophobia and arson that targeted the Chinese community during the late 1800s.

The apology: Led by Councilman Raul Peralez, local lawmakers will address Chinese immigrants and their descendants as they vote on the resolution at the city council meeting on Sept. 28, according to ABC7 News.

Community Raises $46K to Keep Japanese Art and Cultural Center From Closing in San Jose

Japanese Art and Cultural Center

A nonprofit center in San Jose, California that dedicates itself to teaching Japanese arts and culture is facing the possibility of closure due to months of back rent amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is asking the community for help. 

A helping hand: The Japanese Art and Cultural Center (JACC), located on Moorpark Avenue, is now asking for help to continue their effort in teaching students about martial arts, Japanese language and arts, according to KTVU.

‘Mortal Kombat’ Video of SJ Sergeant Performing Baton Tricks Investigated by Internal Affairs

Mortal Kombat

A police sergeant who showed off his baton handling skills in a video set to music from the film “Mortal Kombat,” is now under investigation by the San Jose Police Department’s internal affairs office.

Sgt. Eddie Chan can be seen performing martial arts moves with two police batons. The video circulated among the police officers of Chan’s department. 

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Fatal Shooting of Vietnamese American Man in San Jose

San Jose

The San Jose Police Department has released new details, including surveillance footage, relating to the fatal shooting of a Vietnamese American man in early March.

The footage, released on March 11, shows a light blue or silver four-door BMW sedan the two suspects drove after shooting Thu Nguyen, 55, outside his home in Glen Keats Court at around 5:50 a.m. on March 5, according to CBS San Francisco.

Man Charged With Hate Crime for Assaulting Filipino American Woman on Caltrain in San Jose

Diridon Station

A 32-year-old man faces assault charges with hate crime enhancement following the attack on a 26-year-old Filipino American woman at San Jose’s Diridon Station last week.

Official charges: Johan Strydom appeared at the Hall of Justice in San Jose on March 12, where he was officially charged with “sexual assault and assault with intent to do bodily harm, with hate crime enhancements,” according to NBC Bay Area.