Man carjacked, pistol-whipped in Oakland while visiting mom

A 67-year-old man was pistol-whipped and carjacked in Oakland while visiting his mother, according to police.

The victim was visiting his mother near East 12th and 2nd Avenue in the Eastlake neighborhood when he was approached by two men.


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The video obtained by KTVU shows the attackers standing over the victim and yanking something from him before running off.

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The robbers stole the victim's BMW 540i and took off in Hyundai Elantra.

The victim is the owner of a bakery in Oakland's Chinatown. He wished only to be identified as Mr. Fu.

In Mandarin, he said he had just parked his BMW and was hoping to meet his mother for a meal when he was confronted by two men, who pulled his door open and forced him to get out.

"One of them had a gun pointed at me and wanted me to get out. Another man also had a gun," Fu said through an interpreter.

He said at that moment he was very scared.

They demanded his keys and phone and became violent.

"They hit me with the butt of the gun," Fu said. "My face was a little bruised and my ear was bleeding."

Fu wants Oakland city and police leaders to take action.

"I want the government to look at the issue seriously. My concern is this will happen to other people," he said, adding, "We should have harsher laws to punish these guys. The law is too lax."

This is the latest incident in which criminals have a targeted a victim of Asian descent.

"Despite the fact that he lost his car, he felt so lucky that he's still alive," said Oakland Chinatown leader Carl Chan, himself an attack victim.

"We are finding that most of the criminals, they're targeting so-called, they believe that they are easy targets," Chan said.

Henry Lee is a KTVU crime reporter. E-mail Henry at and follow him on Twitter @henrykleeKTVU and