VIDEO: Couple assaulted and robbed at gunpoint in front of their store in Oakland's Little Saigon

"There's a lot of lost business and lost income because of that fear that someone is out there, about to take advantage of me"
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Asian-owned business owner is speaking out about a brazen daytime assault and robbery at gunpoint outside his building in Oakland's Little Saigon neighborhood.

Two suspects can be seen approaching a couple on a bench in the area of 9th and International Boulevard Wednesday around midday.

You can hear in the video, the suspects demand the couple's wallet and purse. The female victim even yells out, asking for her ID back.



The male victim is knocked to the ground while the suspects run off and you can hear screeching tires.

The owner of the business says these attacks on Asian Americans have been happening for years. He remembers his own mother being attacked from behind and robbed about 6 or 7 years ago across the street.

Lately, in his neighborhood and in Oakland's Chinatown, stores are closing up early because of these crimes.

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"There's a lot of lost business and lost income because of that fear that someone is out there, about to take advantage of me. It's sad they have to do that, sad we have to do that."

Oakland Police are investigating the incident.

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