Sacramento police are concerned about a series of 13 reported armed robberies targeting Asians, primarily women, exiting their cars between 9 p.m. and midnight, reports the Sacramento Bee. Police are warning people to be on the alert when getting out of their cars at night, even when they might think they’re in the safety of their own driveway. “We want to prevent this community from being victimized further,” said Konrad Von Schoech, a department spokesman.
The assailants have been described the same way: African American men in their early 20s, wearing ski masks and armed with a handgun. “We really don’t know (why they’re being targeted) and that’s another concern,” Von Schoech said. “Maybe they feel that the Asian women are more vulnerable and less resisting.”