San Jose Police Arrest Man in Wallet Involving Asian American Women Kidnapped – CBS San Francisco
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Police have arrested a man suspected in more than three dozen robberies across the Bay Area, all of which were victims of Asian Americans.
The San Jose Police Department announced that they arrested Hassani Burleson-Ramsey in Oakland on Wednesday. Police said Burleson-Ramsey was one of two suspects responsible for nine purse thefts in San Jose and up to 30 other robberies in other parts of the Bay Area.
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According to the investigators, the suspects would follow the victims in parking lots in shopping centers. The suspects then blocked the victims’ vehicles, smashed their windows, and left the scene with purses and other personal belongings.
The surveillance video showed that the suspects were leaving the scene in a dark limo.
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After the initial robbery, police reported that victims frequently reported fraudulent activity using their credit cards or other identity-related fraud. Police said all victims are female and belong to the AAPI community.
Detectives have been able to link the suspects to additional robberies with the help of the Hayward, Newark, Oakland and Union City police and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Burleson-Ramsey has been sent to Santa Clara County Main Prison on multiple charges of robbery and vandalism. It was not immediately known when he would appear in court on the charges.
The San Jose Police are seeking assistance in identifying the second suspect. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the criminal investigation department at 408-947-7867.
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Police said anyone who gives information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction may receive a reward.