At least 5 burglars wanted by police for attacking multiple stores in Oakland’s Little Saigon


Police in Oakland, California, are looking for a group of burglars who looted seven stores in Little Saigon earlier this week.

The thieves allegedly targeted International Plaza, a strip mall along International Boulevard, in a… 90 minute burglary attack early Monday morning. Among the victims were a Vietnamese restaurant and a laundromat.

Although the burglars only got away with some change from the restaurant, V&J Fusion, the damage caused when the thieves broke through the roof forced the business to close for repairs. The

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“I’m just shocked, angry and sad. All the emotions,” said Simon Liu, owner of V&J Fusion KRON 4. “The damage is really what’s bothering me because without it being repaired I can’t open for business and every day I’m not open I lose money.”

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At the laundromat, International Coin Laundry, the suspects struggled for more than 30 minutes to open a coin-operated machine. In the end, they managed to flee with $5,000 in cash.

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“Whether it was five minutes or an hour, they didn’t care. That’s the scary part,” owner Nolan told Wong NBC Bay Area.

The Oakland Police Department is looking for at least five suspects. On Wednesday they released surveillance images of their alleged vehicles, including an older white BMW, a newer black BMW, and a silver Honda.

Meanwhile, some traders wondered why the police took so long to respond to the break-ins. A witness told KTVU She called around 4:30 a.m., but it took until 6:20 a.m. for emergency rooms to finally be notified, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said.

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Wong, whose laundromat also fell victim earlier this year, is frustrated at the ongoing crimes and slow police intervention.

“I’m very angry,” Wong told KTVU. “This goes on every week, you know? We never have a break. It’s just constant.”

Featured image via KRON 4


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