Robbery of Asian American man not believed to be racially motivated, Cincinnati police say

Robbery of Asian American man not believed to be racially motivated, CPD says

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The robbery of an Asian American man earlier this month does not appear to be motivated by race or ethnicity, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

The male victim was walking in the 1400 block of Sycamore Street on April 14 when he was robbed, police say.

They say a man in his 30s walked up from behind and started punching the victim in the back of the head.

The victim fell to the ground which is when the suspect took the man’s belongings.

“There is absolutely no indication that this victim’s race or ethnicity played a role in this incident,” police said Monday. The victim was targeted for other reasons, police say.

Pendleton Parlor posted a video showing the April 14 incident.

The ice cream shop is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to arrest.

According to police, the suspect is around 6′, 200 pounds, with dark color hair.

The suspect walked up behind the victim and started punching him, according to police.
The suspect walked up behind the victim and started punching him, according to police. (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

He left the area in a newer light blue Nissan Altima with tinted windows and maybe an Ohio temporary license plate.

The suspect left the area in a newer light blue Nissan Altima with tinted windows and maybe an Ohio temporary license plate.
The suspect left the area in a newer light blue Nissan Altima with tinted windows and maybe an Ohio temporary license plate. (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

Call Detective Crag Ball at 513-352-3511 if you have information on the suspect.

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