San Jose Police ID Suspect Who Targeted Asian-Owned Businesses For Vandalism

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Authorities have identified the person responsible for several vandal attacks on Asian-owned restaurants in South Bay on Monday.

The San Jose Police Department is now looking for Tai Van Trinh, a 42-year-old man from Milpitas, CA, according to KTVU.

Police say Trinh is behind the series of attacks on eight Asian-owned businesses in San Jose and Milpitas. A majority of the attacks took place in San Jose’s Berryessa neighborhood. He was captured on CCTV smashing the windows of one of the stores last week.

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The affected businesses include Tastea, Happy Lemon, Pho Y Lundy, 7 Leaves Café and four branches of Lee’s Sandwiches.

His vehicle, described as a black 2004 extended cab Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck with a Texas license plate HZM3285, can also be seen in the video.

The SJPD is not considering the series of attacks as hate crime-related.

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Feature Image (left) SJPD via @AzenithKTVU, (right) via Reddit

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