A community in Oakland is demanding safety following the death of Shuo Zeng, 34, who was killed after chasing two people who stole his laptop from a coffee shop in Montclair Village on New Year’s Eve.
Zeng’s death is the reason people gathered for a meeting Thursday night asking city politicians and police to do their jobs as they want solutions to the laptop robbery problem.
“We are moving forward with a policy initiative. For every police area there should remain one officer in that area,” said Sheng Thao from Oakland City Council.
The Oakland Police Department is adding foot patrols to the area and are working with the coffee shops themselves to try and fight back against this growing problem.
“I ask you to help us help the men and women of this police department help your neighbors help yourselves to maintain this vigilance this drive to sustain and improve our community,” said Chris Bolton from the Oakland Police Department.
Zeng’s memorial service is set to begin Friday.