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A Person Is in Custody After an Attack on A 75-Year-Old Man

Date Posted: March 10th, 2021 @ 11:39 AM
Last Updated: March 10th, 2021 @ 11:43 AM
OPD Arrest with police vehicle and handcuffs

Oakland Police Investigators announce an arrest in connection with an early morning robbery. Just before 7:00 am, a 75-year-old Oakland resident was assaulted and robbed in the area of Jayne Avenue and Perkins Street.

Patrol officers and investigators spent the day collecting evidence related to the crime. Officers later took an individual into custody in connection with the crime.

“I am saddened to hear of yet another violent attack on the elders of our community,” says Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. “The trauma this causes has a ripple effect, on the victim, their family, and the entire community. My officers are dedicated to bringing those involved in this senseless crime and all crimes to justice.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 238-3821.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community.

Background:

On March 9, 2021, at 6:55 AM, Patrol officers responded to the area of Jayne Avenue and Perkins Street on a report of a strong-arm robbery. The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, a 75-year-old Oakland resident, was walking down the street when he was approached by a suspect. An altercation ensued which resulted in the victim being robbed and injured.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Patrol officers and investigators canvassed the area and continue to search for witnesses and video surveillance.

This investigation is ongoing. The Oakland Police Department and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for an arrest in this case.