For Immediate Release: April 4, 2023
Armed Individuals Arrested in Connection to Nine Robberies
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) arrested four individuals in connection to a series of armed robberies in East Oakland. The armed individuals, two adults, and two juveniles, mainly targeted the victims for their construction tools. Collectively they are linked to at least nine armed robberies over the last three months in Oakland.
OPD Officers served search warrants at the homes of the four individuals and recovered four firearms, a replica firearm, and evidence related to the robberies.
Two of the recovered firearms contained a device that transformed the weapon from semi-automatic to fully automatic with a single pull of the trigger.
The arrests were a collaborative effort of OPD officers assigned to the Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC), Ceasefire Division, Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Intelligence Unit, Community Resource Officers (CRO), Air Support Unit (ARGUS), Tactical Team, as well as our partners at the United States Marshals, ATF, and California Highway Patrol.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact OPD at (510) 238-3326.
To date, OPD has recovered more than 250 firearms.
Visit Nixle.com to receive Oakland Police Department alerts, advisories, and community messages, or follow OPD on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @oaklandpoliceca.