Robberies target Asian women in Sacramento area

Parked in the driveway of her south Sacramento home, Nai Saechao was confused to hear a strange man's voice yelling at her, then terrified to see a handgun pointing in her direction.

She said she was distracted – talking on her cell phone and fussing with groceries – when she pulled up to her house on Ring Drive that July night. She failed to see the two men who would flee seconds later with her purse, her roommate's medications and her sense of security.

She didn't know it at the time, but she had become the first in a series of 13 reported armed robberies targeting Asians, primarily women, exiting their cars between 9 p.m. and midnight.

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