SAN FRANCISCO—A senior Chinese couple lost their life savings and valuable items after their home was burglarized in the Crocker-Amazon District.
According to camera footage released by the couple’s son Simon Zhong, the incident occurred on July 21 at approximately 11:50 AM. The suspects are two African American men who have not been identified or arrested.
Among the items stolen were 35 years of cash savings and jewelry which was being saved for one of their children’s wedding.
Zhong said in an e-mail interview that police told him about two hours before the incident, the suspects broke into another house in the Visitacion Valley district. Other victims contacted Zhong about their own properties that had been broken into by the same suspects in the Oakland Skyline and Oakland Hills districts.
Zhong said on his GoFundMe page that police informed him that the suspects’ vehicle was abandoned and found in Oakland with some of the family’s items inside including passport photos and pictures of the victims’ family.
Zhong set up online fundraising for people to support his parents and asks anyone who has any information to please contact San Francisco Police Officer Tim Faye at (415) 553-0123. Donate or contact Zhong: https://www.gofundme.com/f/recovering-from-the-unexpected-SF