San Francisco, CA – Two arrests have been made in the case of a 70-year-old Asian woman who was brutally beaten by an 11 year old, a 13 year old, a 14 year old, and an 18 year old in her apartment building lobby in an attack that was captured on security cameras (video below).
The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. on July 31 when the victim left her apartment for one of the first times since the pandemic started, KGO reported.
The elderly woman was approached by the boys in lobby of her apartment building, security videos showed.
She told KGO through her daughter that the suspects approached her and asked her what time it was.
The woman said she told the teens it was “5 o’clock” and then showed them her watch in case they didn’t understand her accented English.
That was when she said the suspects grabbed her, KGO reported.
“They search my body and I quickly realize they’re up to no good,” the victim explained.
She said the suspects saw she had an iPhone 7 and chased her into the elevator to tear it from her, KGO reported.
“They got really mad and pulled me down,” she said.
Then the teens began kicking the elderly woman in the face, the video showed.
“They used their fist to hit my head multiple times and then they pulled me down and kept kicking me,” she recalled.
The boys fled the building, and the video showed the elderly woman tried to hide in the hallway but was unable to close the door before the suspects returned.
Police said the suspects didn’t steal her jewelry or watch, but they took her house keys and then took turns beating her, again.
Video showed she was struck and kicked in the head and body multiple times by the boys as she lay on the floor.
The victim’s daughter told KGO that they had seen news reports about attacks on Asians but never expected it to happen to a family member.
“I never expected this to happen to us, even though we saw a lot of reporting from your station in particular you, Miss Lim,” she said.
The elderly victim was seriously injured in the attack and remains bedridden and in pain, KGO reported.
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said on Monday that three arrests had been made in the attack on the elderly woman, the Associated Press reported.
The police chief said some of the suspects were arrested by Milpitas police in Santa Clara County on Aug. 10 in connection with an unrelated incident.
Chief Scott identified 18-year-old Darryl Moore as one of the suspects and said the names of the 13 and 14-year-old suspects wouldn’t be released to the public due to their age.
The police chief said all three have been charged with robbery, elder abuse, false imprisonment, and conspiracy, the Associated Press reported.
He said the 11-year-old suspect was taken into custody but had not been charged in the case because of his age.
Moore was being held at the Santa Clara County jail, the Associated Press reported.
Chief Scott said the 13-year-old suspect had been booked into Santa Clara Juvenile Hall and would be transferred to the custody of Alameda County, where he was booked on a warrant for the attack on the elderly Asian woman.
The 11 year old was taken to the Alameda County Assessment Center, the Associated Press reported.
The police chief said there is a warrant out for the arrest of the 14-year-old suspect, but he has not yet been located.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
A 70-year-old Asian woman was beaten to the ground by four black youths in San Francisco & robbed on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/XF2Am7rMPy
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