Two black boys were arrested Wednesday in connection with the robbery of an 80-year-old Asian man in California’s Bay Area. One attacker was only 11 years old.
The attack took place at around 4 p.m. ET Saturday in San Leandro when the victim was out on a walk. Surveillance video showed the victim, shoved to the ground, slapped, calling out for help as one assailant apparently sat in a getaway car, giggling.
The police said the assailants were aged 11 and 17 and the attack wasn’t racially motivated, ABC 7 reported. It wasn’t clear if only the boys were involved in the robbery.
UPDATE: After pushing this 80yo Asian to the ground, slapping him & robbing him of his @fitbit – and laughing as he screamed for help – this group of teens robbed a 19yo woman of her purse less than 2 hours later, per @SanLeandroPD pic.twitter.com/4o28ShVmk7
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) May 11, 2021