An elderly woman was fleeced of her cash during a home invasion robbery in Chinatown on Saturday, police said.
The suspect, described only as a man in his 50s, walked right through the 83-year-old victim’s front door of her residence in the 700 block of Jackson Street about 1:45 p.m. and threw her to the ground, police said.
He then held his hand over her mouth as he rummaged through a nearby drawer. The crook took some cash from the drawer and fled. No arrest has been made.
The victim was treated at the hospital for some scratches and fractured bones, police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The home invasion is similar to two incidents in April and two in May that also occurred in Chinatown against elderly victims.
On May 20, an 88-year-old woman was followed by a similarly described suspect inside her home in the 900 block of Clay Street about 10 a.m.
The suspect in that robbery also put his hand over her mouth while he searched her clothing for money before searching the room, finding more money and fleeing.
On May 22, according to a report by NBC Bay Area, the suspect stole a diamond ring from a room on Clay Street.
On April 25, a woman was robbed by a man posing as an exterminator in the 600 block of Grant Avenue. And on April 29, a man posing as management of an apartment building in the 800 block of Pacific Street attempted to steal a resident's purse.
According to a description obtained by NBC Bay Area, the man is generally well-dressed, wearing a red tie. He is not Chinese but reportedly has spoken Chinese to some of his victims.
While this latest robbery is similar to the previous ones, there is no indication at this time that they are in fact related, Esparza said.
The description that the latest victim gave police was that the man was about 5-foot-3, 150 pounds with black hair, Esparza said, and he was wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants.