SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – A San Francisco girl scribbled “Help … robbers!” She had to stay against a wall in the bathroom by one of two men who ransacked her family’s home in the Portola neighborhood of San Francisco on Friday afternoon.

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The girl’s cousin, who is the homeowner, wishes to remain anonymous, but gives ABC7 news anchor Dion Lim details of what happened after he returned home from a Colma cemetery that day.

The homeowner’s terrible day began when he discovered his car had been broken into after picking weeds and cleaning up family members’ graves. Little did he know he would return to the Portola house, where he has lived for 28 years, to find his belongings and steal thousands in currency and cameras. He showed Dion the covers that were torn from pillows so the thieves could use them as bags to carry more items.

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After another attack on an Asian American in San Francisco, the East Bay victim, who was at work in the financial district on his lunch break, speaks up. He says the violence needs to stop and he no longer feels safe going to San Francisco.

He remembered his 11-year-old cousin being grabbed by the shirt by one of the men and forced into the bathroom, where she scribbled her message in pencil.

Afraid of being kidnapped or killed, the girl wrote the message on the wall in pencil along with her name, which ABC7 News edited for privacy reasons.

The girl was not hurt.

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The SFPD break-in detail is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call SFPD’s 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or tip a tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You can remain anonymous.


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