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Published on July 10, 2024
Three Juveniles Arrested by Oakland Police Tied to Series of Armed Robberies and AssaultsSource: Oakland Police Department

The Oakland Police Department is reporting the arrest of three juveniles connected to a spree of armed robberies and assaults. In a series of incidents that terrorized residents, the group targeted individuals across the city, escalating from robbery to outright shooting within days.

Last Saturday, near Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, a victim was robbed shortly after withdrawing cash from an ATM by the youths. Hours later, tragedy struck in the 1700 block of 27th Avenue when a vendor attempted to bravely, but ill-advisedly, disarm one of the assailants, only to be shot during the ensuing struggle. The crime wave continued to dangerously unfold days later with two more robberies, the victims in these cases being both pushed to the ground and threatened with a firearm.

With the city on edge, an undercover operation involving officers from the Patrol and the Special Resources Section East and West culminated in the arrest of the suspects in the 3200 block of Lakeshore Avenue on Monday, a mere few hours after their latest offense. According to the Oakland Police Department, a firearm was recovered at the scene.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is expected to review the cases for charging. Meanwhile, authorities are considering the possibility that these individuals may be part of a larger criminal network responsible for additional robberies in Oakland. Police are actively seeking to apprehend other parties involved. Investigators urge anyone with relevant information or evidence to contact the Oakland Police Department's Robbery Section at (510) 238-3326 or to submit photos and videos to [email protected].