OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police are looking for the person who casually shoved an elderly woman to the ground in Oakland’s Chinatown in an assault captured on a surveillance camera, and are also looking for the victim.
Oakland police said the daytime assault happened Monday at 9th and Franklin streets. The woman was walking westbound on 9th toward Franklin when a man came up behind her and pushed her, causing her to fall on the ground.READ MORE: UPDATE: Crews Make Progress in Big Sur Firefight; Containment at 35 Percent
The man kept walking northbound on Franklin St. and was not located. Police said a witness saw the victim had minor scrapes to her legs and investigators are efforts were being made to locate the victim, described as Asian, about 70 years old, five feet tall with a slim build.
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Investigators were working to obtain additional video footage.
The suspect was described by Oakland police sources as a Black man, about 35 years old, six feet tall with a skinny build.READ MORE: Big Sur Residents Told to Boil Water Due to Possible Wildfire Damage to Utility
Police said the charges would be assault with force likely to cause bodily injury and elder abuse. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department’s General Crimes Unit at (510) 238-3728.
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