For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021
The Oakland Police Department arrested Teaunte Bailey for his involvement in a robbery and assault of a 75-year-old Oakland resident. Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple felony charges against Bailey including murder.
“I’m at a loss for words,” says Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong. “Our elders should be protected not the victim of a deadly assault. I am thankful that our officers were able to quickly respond and arrest Mr. Bailey. The Oakland Police Department will relentlessly pursue those that violate the most vulnerable members in our community.”
Through our investigation, OPD has learned that the suspect has a history of victimizing elderly Asian people. 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.
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.
The suspect was later taken into custody.
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.
#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.