Crime Report from Officer Mary Jean Chan
5:45pm – 2134B S. China Place – Video store called that 2 well dressed male blacks were hiding in the store.
Store worker started screaming for the police and then they ran out. They were abt. 30 yrs old. One was tall and
one shorter. They were probably getting ready to rob her! She will get picture from video tape today.
7:42pm – 1828 S. Wentworth – 54yr. female chinese was walking home when 2 male hispanics ran after her screaming
lady, lady! One of the offenders grabbed one of her bags and they ran s/bound on wentworth. Victim ran into 1828 S.
Wentworth for safety and called police. Victim stated the bag contained only green vegetables and a chicken. Officer
Chan took report and drove victim back home.
7:57pm – 2172 S. Archer – 31yr. female chinese was standing in the mall to get into restaurant when 1 male hispanic
snatched her purse and bag. Victim chased the offender down princeton and then offender threw her purse up in the
air and fled down Tan Ct. Victim recovered her purse and called police. Victim is from Canada and she did not want to
lose her id’s and money since she was flying home the next day. Officer Chan heard the second call of a robbery and met
with victim. Officer Chan contacted off duty Officer Choi who was working for Chinatown Parking to assist with the two
robberies. Officer Choi was able to get more information from both victims. Officer Choi stated that these offenders often
hang around in Chinatown Square Mall.
Officer Chan and Officer Choi along with the tact team went to look for offenders at 2228 S. Archer. Officer Chan
brought both victims to this location where they were able to pick out three offenders. Two were charged with Theft and
one was released since he did not take anything. These offenders had been drinking and were intoxicated. They are
the homeless illegal hispanics that are looking for jobs in Chinatown. Many of them stay in the apartment above the
liquor store. These homeless people can’t get much work, so they get desperate and commit crimes to survive.
Thanks to our chinese speaking officers and the undercover tact team, we have stopped a few more offenders from
preying on Chinatown.