The newly emerged video shows an Asian woman in her fifties who was brutally robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco in October 2020.

Asian woman beaten, robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco

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The incident occurred in the Sunset neighborhood. The woman, who wanted to be identified only as Ms. Lee, according to ABC Station KGO in San Francisco, said the attack took place after arriving at her niece after having dim sum with friends in the Richmond District.



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The footage of the incident, which is being reviewed by police, appears to have been captured by a security camera across the street and shows Ms. Lee’s white SUV passport. Then circle back and stop near them. One person then jumps out of the van and grabs her.

Lee falls to the floor and hears him screaming for help when, according to KGO, the man pulls her bag out of her hands and holds her at gunpoint.



A group of people in a car: The video shows the attack on an Asian woman identified as being


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The video shows the attack on an Asian woman identified as “Ms. Lee” when she was held at gunpoint on the ground and robbed of her purse and jewelry in San Francisco.

She informed the station that a suspect had returned after the purse was stolen to take away her jewelry and Rolex watch.

“It really changed her so much, every time she talks about it, she cries,” said her longtime friend Kathie Mar, who was with her at a restaurant earlier that day, to KGO.

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She said Lee left the restaurant and unwittingly followed miles into the Sunset neighborhood.



A group of people in a car: The video shows the attack on an Asian woman identified as being


© KGO
The video shows the attack on an Asian woman identified as “Ms. Lee” when she was held at gunpoint on the ground and robbed of her purse and jewelry in San Francisco.

“She’s definitely scared of going out on her own now, getting in and out of her car, it’s scary,” Mar told KGO.

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating the incident.

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The attack comes amid a spate of crimes against Asian Americans.

The coronavirus pandemic and its suspected causes in the Chinese city of Wuhan are said to have sparked a renewed onslaught of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States that has lasted for over a year.

From March 19, 2020 to February 28, there were more than 3,795 hate incidents, including verbal harassment and physical assault, reported against Asian Americans and Pacific islanders in the United States to the Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit that tracks such incidents were.

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