Wednesday 07th December 2016,

Chinese American

Asian Women Targeted in Robberies in Seattle

posted by Louis Chan
Seattle Robbery map

Police in Seattle have released a map of where 9 robberies of Asian women occurred between October 7th and 16th.

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Police in Seattle say they’ve found no connection between the robberies of nine Asian women in the last two weeks, despite happening in the same area.

The description of the suspects differ in each case, but the patterns of similarities are startling.

They all happened in homes near Seattle’s Beacon Hill and the Rainier Valley.

Jewelry and other valuables were stolen in each case.

The suspects have come up to their victims from behind, or began a conversation with their victims before snatching jewelry, purses and credit cards.

Six of the nine robberies happened between 4 and 7 p.m. and many of the victims were walking from their cars to their homes when robbed.

Authorities urge victims to call 911 immediately. Some of the victims in these cases called relatives first who then called 911. That delay costs extra minutes and stalls both police response and their ability to apprehend the suspects.

“I have to take precaution maybe have extra set of eyes,” an elderly woman who lives in the neighborhood said to to Q13 Fox .

Several other cities have reported a surge of crimes against Asians including Sacramento and Philadelphia, but in those cities Asian women were not targeted specifically.
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