Last Sunday three brutal assaults have been occurred in the city’s Chinatown and as per the Oakland police investigators they have identified a person of interest in these brutal attacks.
A police spokesperson confirmed on Saturday evening that they are thankful to the community for assisting detectives to indentify this suspect. The police department has released a video of last Sunday’s assault with the surveillance and photographs, to the news media and the community to identify the person.
This case is moving forward for review and charging to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the investigators are diligently working on this case, though the investigation is in its early stages.
The investigators also revealed this person of interest has been arrested since last Monday on an unrelated criminal case. Monday was the next day of the Chinatown assaults.
Last Sunday’s assault caused injuries to each person and reported at 12:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Harrison Street. The police are on high alert due to the rise in robberies in Chinatown.
The police confirmed the suspect pushed a 91-year-old man to the ground, while he was walking peacefully along Harrison Street. Later the suspect pushed a 55-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man to the ground from behind. The police reported that the woman has lost consciousness due to this incident and all three people were taken to a hospital for caring them.
The suspect was running west on Ninth Street from Harrison Street after this incident as seen in a video footage. As per the police the suspect is probably 20 to 30 years old black person, who is 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and the speculated weight is 140 pounds.
The suspect was wearing a light blue face mask that is used to protect from COVID-19 along with a black hooded sweatshirt colored blue on the bottom half. His wore tan pants was and gray tennis shoes which has light green soles.
The Oakland Police Department’s confirmed on Saturday evening that they are “confident” about this person of interest and they also asked to call their Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426 for providing any additional information.