Asian Family Loses Entire Life Savings During Home Invasion

April 1, 2021

OAKLAND, California—An Asian couple were tied up by robbers in front of their 7-year-old daughter and had their entire life savings stolen and house ransacked, reports ABC7.

7-year-old Amy recalled the terrifying events of Tuesday night when she said she heard a loud “bang” coming from the back of her parent’s home.

“I’m scared they’re going to come back though and I don’t want them to come back,” she says. The 7-year-old can no longer sleep after that night when four men broke in through the back door window just after the family came home from temple, according to ABC7.

Roseni, who did not want to disclose her last name to Dion Lim out of fear of retaliation, explained the robbers tied her and her husband up and then attacked.

“They said if you do anything the first person I shoot will be your daughter.”

“They punch him in the mouth and his teeth bleeding…his neck,” Roseni explained.

The robbers also forced Amy under a blanket as they methodically searched room to room, leaving no item untouched. Everything from the 7-year-old’s brother’s sneaker collection to the bangles off Roseni’s wrist were taken.

The family’s GoFundMe page can be accessed by clicking HERE

Roseni pulled up one sleeve and showed Dion Lim the dark purple bruise where each of her seven bracelets were forcibly removed by the heartless robbers.

However, as things looked dire, the words whispered to Roseni during the ordeal by one of the perpetrators gave her some comfort.

“Don’t worry we won’t kill or rape you we just came here for the money. You know that COVID-19 right? We have no jobs, we have no money, that’s what’s making us do this.”

When Dion Lim asked Roseni if that sounded like an apology, Roseni nodded her head.

“Yeah, that’s why I feel better. At least he has a human heart.”

“Please don’t come back here again. You already got what you want, leave us alone for our life,” says Roseni as she shakes her head.

Little Amy has something to ask of the men who came into her house too.

“I want them to be nice and not rob people. They can get their own money by making a job,” the 7-year-old stated to ABC7.

Feature Images via Dion Lim (Instagram)

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