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‘Prolific' robbery crew arrested for allegedly targeting Asian women in nearly year-long crime spree: Cops

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Dec. 19 2021, Published 1:13 p.m. ET

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Police in California recently took down an alleged six-person “prolific robbery crew” that targeted Asian females across multiple jurisdictions, many of whom were injured, authorities said.

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On Dec. 15, the San José Police Department announced the Robbery Unit had arrested Cameron Alonzo Moody, 27; Anthony Michael Robinson, 24; Hassani Burleson Ramsey, 24; Derje Damond Blanks, 23; Clarence Jackson, 21; and Malik Short, 21, in connection to over 70 robberies, burglaries and thefts between October 2020 and September 2021.

During the robbery investigation, officials alleged, numerous firearms were recovered, including at least one ghost gun.

Officials said the district attorney’s office has charged each of the suspects for the alleged criminal incidents as well as hate crime enhancements.

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“We have tenacious investigators, and a dedicated apprehension team that was tasked with bringing these suspects to justice,” San José Chief of Police Anthony Mata said. He added officers “hard work” resulted in “six less predators targeting members of our community.”

In a statement, the San José Police Department warned, “Our Department wants to send a strong message to our AAPI community members: Criminals who wish to target you because of your ethnicity, or your gender, will be met with the tenacity of the finest police officers, detectives, and attorneys in the nation, and this case is a great example of that.”

Anyone with information, or victims of unreported incidents associated to the suspects is asked to contact Det. Estantino #4339 of the San José Police Department's Robbery Unit at (408) 277-4166.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by using the P3TIPS mobile app, calling the tip line at (408) 947-STOP, or on svcrimestoppers.org.

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