August 16, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Three of four teen suspects ranging from 11 to 18 years old were arrested for the savage attack and robbery of an elderly Asian woman in San Francisco, police announced on Monday.
The 70-year-old Asian woman was beaten and robbed on July 31 in the 100 block of Francisco Street, police said.
The victim told police she was standing in the front of a building when she was approached by the four teens who asked her for the time.
After replying to the teens, she turned to enter the lobby of the building and was then followed inside.
The teens immediately attacked the victim, repeatedly punching and stomping her to submission. The victim tried to escape by attempting to shut the lobby door, however, her actions angered the teens and she was beaten once again and robbed.
The brutal crime was captured by CCTV cameras.
𝟳𝟬-𝗬/𝗢 𝗠𝗿𝘀. 𝗥𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗻 & 𝗸𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝟰 𝗷𝘂𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗮𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) August 2, 2022
Warning: I’ve seen many attacks but this incident is next-level heinous.
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The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
During a Monday press conference, San Francisco police identified the suspects as 18-year-old Darryl Moore, of Oakland, and an 11, 13, and 14-year-old, reports KTVU.
Moore, along with the 11 and 13-year-old, were arrested Wednesday in Milpitas in connection with an unrelated crime. The 14-year-old has not yet been located, although a warrant has been issued for their arrest.
The 11-year-old won’t be charged in the case because of their age.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott called the arrests “really, really sad” given their age. The 18-year-old’s mugshot won’t be released because Chief Scott believes it will perpetuate negative black stereotypes.
District Attorney Brooke Jenkins spoke out at the press conference and said, “I think a greater dialogue and discussion has to begin when we are seeing our children involved in these types of crimes. I think it sends a message to us all that we need to do more as a community in San Francisco, more broadly, to discuss how we got to this point.”
Feature Screenshot via KTVU