California’s Chinatown on edge after robberies, assaults on elderly during COVID lockdowns

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Oakland’s Chinatown has been experiencing an uptick in robberies and assaults on residents — including elderly people — in recent months, according to multiple reports and the police. The Oakland Police Department said it is allocating more resources and patrols to Chinatown ahead of Lunar New Year on Friday amid a “recent surge in violent assaults” over the last few months.