Elderly Asian man, 80, knocked to the ground by two teens is heard yelling for help while being robbed in broad daylight in San Francisco area
- A California man, 80, was attacked and robbed in broad daylight
- Surveillance video sees the senior get knocked to the ground by two teens
- The man could be heard screaming and calling out for help during the attack which happened on Saturday in San Leandro
- The teenage suspects could also be heard laughing and giggling during assault
- Attacks toward Asian Americans have spiked nearly 300% since 2020 in the city of San Leandro in the Bay Area
An elderly Asian man was knocked down and kicked to the ground only to be left screaming for help, while being attacked in northern California.
The shocking assault, which was caught on surveillance camera outside his own home, saw the man yelling for someone to come to his aide.
His cries only add to the stomach-churning content of the video that see two teenage attackers hovering over him and callously laughing while robbing him of his watch.
A California man, 80, was attacked and robbed in broad daylight
Surveillance video sees the senior get knocked to the ground by two teens
The daylight robbery took place in the San Francisco Bay Area in San Leandro where the 80-year-old man was randomly attacked by the two suspects.
The video shows the victim calling out for help but nobody responds.
Another person briefly enters the frame but it is not clear if they were with the other two suspects.
Police say they believe the suspected attackers are as young as 16-years-old and the getaway car was later seen involved in another robbery.
Although police have not yet labelled the incident as a racially motivated crime the victim says he believes that the attack was motivated by hate.
The man could be heard screaming and calling for help during the attack which happened on Saturday in San Leandro
The teenage suspects could also be heard laughing and giggling during assault
The San Leandro Police Department have reported a nearly 300-percent increase in crimes toward Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2020 compared to 2019 reports ABC7.
The robbery comes amid a wave of assaults against Asian Americans – many of them elderly – in San Francisco and across the country since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S.
The virus first surfaced in China and former President Donald Trump repeatedly blamed the nation and referred to it as the ‘China virus’, which some have contended caused a spike in anti-Asian sentiment.
Some attackers have shouted anti-Asian slurs but other assaults haven’t been directly identified as hate crimes.
Two Asian American women were stabbed in an unprovoked attack in broad daylight last week in San Francisco at a city bus stop.
Two Asian American women were stabbed in an unprovoked attack in broad daylight this week in San Francisco. Patrick Thompson, 54, (above) was arrested
A handcuffed Patrick Thompson, 54, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. Both women were expected to survive after Tuesday’s attack, authorities said.
Thompson allegedly launched the brutal attack on the women aged 65 and 85 last Tuesday afternoon on Market Street as they waited for the bus.
A large piece of the military-style blade had to be surgically removed from the elder of the two ladies, Chui Fong Eng, after it broke off in her chest.
The younger woman, who was not identified, was stabbed through the lungs, the district attorney said.
The women were rushed to San Francisco General Hospital but should survive after undergoing surgery.
Thompson was arrested around two hours after the attack and charged with attempted murder last Wednesday.
Also last week week, two sisters employed at a liquor store in Baltimore were attacked by a man with a piece of cinder block, police said.
At least four Asian Americans were hurt last week in separate New York City attacks, including a woman who was struck in the head with a hammer, authorities said.