Crime spree suspects target chinese restaurants
Cincinnati's WCPO.com is reporting on a crime spree in the Tri-state that apparently targets owners and employees of Chinese restaurants. According to the news station, the crime spree spans three counties and the past month-and-a-half.
- Crimes have been reported in Mason in Warren County; Liberty Township in Butler County; and in Springfield Township, Price Hill and Norwood in Hamilton County.
In that period police have received calls that two suspects have either followed or have been waiting for their victims to come home.
Police are looking for two African American male suspects who appear to follow a pattern of carefully observing their intended victims at the restaurants as well as where they live.
The suspects have allegedly pulled guns on their victims and taken off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash.
Yee Ling Chan's mother was robbed three weeks ago and now she is asking for the Tri-state's help.
"This is ridiculous," said Chan. "These people are just trying to make money like everyone else. People need to call police if they see anything and help your community."
Many of the targets have been women, but last Tuesday a man in Mason was robbed.
Once again we have a news account of criminals who are specifically targeting, researching, and stalking victims they have identified as having something they want, and who they know are less likely to be able to defend themselves when attacked.
Didn't certain editors tell us criminals aren't smart enough for this type of plotting before publishing our names in their newspaper?
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