Daly City: Asian American man robbed, pistol-whipped


DALY CITY, Calif. — A 69-year-old Asian American man was robbed and pistol-whipped in Daly City on July 28, an attack the city’s mayor called “truly shocking.”

The robbery was reported around 4:30 p.m. July 28 in the 1300 block of Skyline Drive, where the victim reported being robbed of his watch and then struck with a firearm by a suspect who then fled in a red vehicle with tinted windows, Daly City police said.

No description was immediately available for the suspect, who remained at large as of July 29.

Daly City Mayor Rod Daus-Magbual issued a statement July 29 about the case, saying the city has “zero tolerance for anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) attacks of any kind.”

The mayor said he is “working closely with our city’s management and Police Department to ensure a thorough investigation.”

California has seen a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, particularly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the state’s Department of Justice, such crimes increased by 107 percent in 2020 compared to the prior year.

Anyone with information about the case in Daly City is asked to call Detective Robert McCarthy at (650) 991-8174.

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