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Multiple Arrests Made in String of Rolex Robberies

Over the last several months, Oakland and several other Bay Area cities are experiencing a significant increase in Rolex watch robberies. The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has investigated more than 20 of these types of robberies this year. In most cases, the armed individual(s) approach and forcibly remove the watch from the victim’s wrist.

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For Immediate Release: August 18, 2022

Multiple Arrests Made in String of Rolex Robberies

Over the last several months, Oakland and several other Bay Area cities are experiencing a significant increase in Rolex watch robberies. The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has investigated more than 20 of these types of robberies this year. In most cases, the armed individual(s) approach and forcibly remove the watch from the victim’s wrist.

On August 16, 2022, shortly after 4:00 AM, OPD officers executed multiple search warrants in Oakland and neighboring Bay Area cities. OPD officers arrested two individuals and recovered two firearms with extended magazines, and a Rolex watch in connection with the crimes.

Although officers were able to make arrests, these types of robberies are still happening throughout the Bay Area.

The Department remains vigilant of the numerous incidents occurring in Oakland and urges you to be aware of your surroundings at all times:

REDUCE YOUR RISK:

• Do not resist, as property can be replaced.

• Be a good witness and pay attention to the description of the individual or vehicle.

OPD’S COMMITMENT:

• OPD Commanders are deploying more officers in the areas of Oakland, where there is an increase in armed robberies.

These arrests are a result of the collaborative effort of OPD’s Tactical Team, Violent Crime Operations Center (VCOC), Ceasefire, and the Fairfield Police Department.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information can contact the Oakland Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 238-3426.

Working together, we can reduce violence in Oakland.


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Posted: August 18th, 2022 11:26 AM

Last Updated: August 18th, 2022 11:37 AM

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