Oakland Police Seek to Identify Suspect in Violent Chinatown Assaults

OAKLAND, CA – It might be asking a lot because there’s not much to go on, but the Oakland Police Department is asking the community to help them identify a man wanted for multiple assaults in Chinatown.

According to a report issued yesterday, the Oakland Police Felony Assault Investigation team released several surveillance camera images and video of a suspect involved in three assaults in the Chinatown area. Please see our OPD Media page for the video.

Below is a statement issued by the Oakland Police Department:

On January 31st, 2021, at 12:10 pm, Oakland Police officers responded to the 800 block of Harrison Street on a report of an assault.

Officers located three victims who had been assaulted. The victims and witnesses that stayed on scene provided information regarding the individual who had assaulted them. Police also recovered video surveillance of the incidents.

The first incident occurred in the 800 block of Harrison Street. A 91-year-old-man was walking down the street when the suspect came from behind and forcefully pushed the victim to the ground. The victim was injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical attention.

The suspect then approached a 60-year-old man and 55-year-old woman from behind that were also walking in the 800 block of Harrison Street. The suspect pushed both victims to the ground, resulting in the woman losing consciousness. The man also suffered injury. Both victims were treated at a local hospital for their injuries.

The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot westbound on 9th Street from Harrison Street.

Please see the attached surveillance camera images that were captured after the first assault in the 800 block of Harrison Street.

The suspect is described as an African American male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’6″ to 5’10”, and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie jacket with blue on the lower half, tan pants, a light blue COVID face mask, and gray tennis shoes with light green soles.

This investigation is ongoing. The Oakland Police Department is asking residents and businesses in the area to check their video surveillance cameras to see if they may have captured the suspect before, during, or after the crimes were committed. Anyone with information is asked to contact OPD’s Felony Assault unit at (510) 238-3426.

We encourage our community to opt into our camera registry program: https://www.oaklandca.gov/…/security-alarm-and-camera…

Crime Stoppers of Oakland is offering $2,500 for information leading to an arrest for each assault victim, up to a total of $7,500 reward money.