11-Year-Old Asian Girl Forced Into Bathroom While Men Ransack Home
March 23, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, California—“Help…Robbers!” was scribbled on a wall in the bathroom where an 11-year-old girl was forced to stay in by one of the two men who ransacked her family’s home in the Portola District of San Francisco Friday afternoon, according to ABC 7.
The girl’s cousin, who is the homeowner, wanted to stay anonymous but shared his store with ABC 7’s Dion Lim. The man’s day started off horribly wrong when he discovered his car had been broken into after picking weeds and tidying up family members’ graves at a local cemetery.
Little did he know he would return to the Portola home he has lived in for 28 years, to find his belongings strewn about and thousands in currency and cameras stolen. He showed Dion the cases that were ripped from pillows so the thieves could use them as bags to haul more items, reported ABC 7.
He recalled how his 11-year old cousin was grabbed by the shirt by one of the men and forced into the bathroom where she scrawled in pencil her message.
The girl was terrified she was going to be kidnapped or killed and wrote the message in pencil on the wall, along with her name which ABC7 News has redacted for privacy reasons.
The girl was not hurt.
The SFPD Burglary Detail is investigating this incident.