For Immediate Release: April 29, 2021
On April 26, 2021, around 10:12 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of Lakeshore Avenue to investigate a report of an armed carjacking.
Around 10:49 PM, officers located the stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the 3300 block of 72nd Avenue. As officers approached, the occupants in the stolen vehicle began to flee on foot. Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the area.
For the safety of the residents and visitors of Oakland and the potential level of violence, OPD approved the use of the Emergency Rescue Vehicle and SUV. This deployment was necessary because officers believed that the additional individuals who fled on foot may have been armed. California Highway Patrol provided aerial support.
Officers located and arrested two adult Oakland residents and a juvenile Oakland resident. Officers also recovered two firearms.
The stolen vehicle was processed for evidence and returned to the owner.
We understand when crime-related incidents occur it causes trauma to our community. We appreciate those who came forward and reported this crime. We will continue to support our community members who were inconvenienced during this incident.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact OPD’s Robbery Division at (510) 238-3326.
#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.