SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – In the Ingleside neighborhood of San Francisco, two people were arrested in home invasions, including an incident where an elderly couple’s savings were stolen.
Inside surveillance cameras captured an incident at the Zhong family’s home along Polaris Way in July. In broad daylight, two men entered the house and searched belongings.
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Simon Zhong says his parents were immigrants from China and worked for decades to provide for their families. Not only had they stolen their savings in cash, but they had also taken sentimental items such as wedding jewelry.
SFPD first spoke to ABC7 news anchor Dion Lim about two arrested suspects, both 22-year-old men from San Francisco who they believe were not only responsible for this incident, but also responsible for another home invasion break-in and attempt in the region.
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One of the suspects was on parole, the other was on parole and arrested in Atlanta, Georgia.
Police ask the public to be patient as they investigate cases like this – saying that the arrests would not have been possible without the public’s help.
“It takes a whole community to protect us, to protect the streets. We need eyes, ears and information to do our work more effectively, and our limited resources to go further,” says Robert Rueca.
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Dion also spoke to a member of the Zhong family, who says they are grateful these men are not on the streets but are still on guard after reports of other house invasions nearby.
Police say they recovered items from both men who were arrested. No word yet on whether any of these belonged to the Zhong family.
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