San Francisco police travel to Taiwan to arrest home invasion suspect – NBC Bay Area

This week, San Francisco police traveled to Taiwan to arrest a suspect wanted in connection with a home invasion in March.

According to the San Francisco Police Department, Tianjie Zhang, 30, from Los Angeles, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on suspicion of burglary, kidnapping for the purpose of robbery, and terrorist threats.

On March 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m., San Francisco police officers arrived at a residential building in the Bernal Heights area regarding a home invasion report.

Operatives found a woman who said she was alone at home when a man entered her house and physically detained her.

Police said she sustained injuries during the incident.

The suspect demanded money from the victim and threatened to cause more harm if she did not cooperate.

The victim complied and allowed him to transfer nearly $3 million from his account.

The suspect also stole the victim’s mobile phones before leaving the house.

The police identified the suspect as Zhang and learned that he fled the United States shortly after the burglary.

A warrant was issued for his arrest, and investigators began working with the FBI and international law enforcement to find and apprehend Zhang, police said.

On May 30, Zhang was located and detained in Taiwan, and SFPD burglary officers went to Taipei to escort Zhang back to San Francisco.


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