Burglars posing as landscapers are following Asian business owners home to rob them, Torrance police warn
Authorities in Torrance, California are notifying residents about the modus operandi of burglars reportedly posing as gardeners and landscape workers to target Asian American business owners.
A community warning: According to Torrance Police Department (TPD) representative Sgt. Mark Ponegalek, several burglaries have recently victimized residents of Asian descent in gated communities of the city’s central and eastern areas, reported ABC7.
Lena Hernandez, the Long Beach, California resident who went viral for her anti-Asian rants in June, was sentenced to 45 days for assaulting a Filipino American woman at a mall last year.
The retired social worker received the sentence on Tuesday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge, which was filed in July and cost her a $1 bail.
The City Council in Torrance, California has passed a resolution fighting xenophobia in response to the recent incidents of anti-Asian attacks in the area.
Resolution No. 2020-78: Introduced by the council’s only Asian American member, George Chen, the resolution condemned the rise in cases of racism in Torrance since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Lena Hernandez, notoriously known as “Torrance Karen,” is back on the streets after posting a $1 bail.
The 54-year-old resident of Torrance, California was arrested around 1 p.m. on July 3 through a warrant for a battery charge, which stems from a 2019 incident involving a Filipino American woman.