Elder Asian Woman Robbed While Moving Out of Oakland
June 2, 2021
OAKLAND, California—An 89-year-old Asian woman was robbed of priceless mementos while she was moving out of her Oakland apartment building on Memorial Day, reports ABC7.
Jane Zhu—who is Chinese and Indian—was moving out of her apartment and was waiting for her son and grandson to pick up her things. However, before her family could arrive at the curb, a random woman drove up and silently loaded at least three of her moving boxes into her car.
“I don’t think the things have any value to her,” Zhu stated to ABC7. “I hope she can turn them back to me.”
Zhu was a professor when she immigrated to the United States in the 1950s. She spent 14 years working on a Chinese-English dictionary to teach students English. The dictionary holds significant value to Zhu personally and was one of many items stolen.