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Spike in Commercial Burglaries

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has seen a recent spike in commercial burglaries citywide.

In several cases, multiple individuals force entry into a business using a tool or object before taking items from the establishment and fleeing the area in a vehicle.

OPD News Release and Oakland Police Headquarters

For Immediate Release:

March 23, 2023

Spike in Commercial Burglaries

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) has seen a recent spike in commercial burglaries citywide.

In several cases, multiple individuals force entry into a business using a tool or object before taking items from the establishment and fleeing the area in a vehicle.

OPD is actively investigating each of these commercial burglaries. If you are a victim or have information regarding any of these incidents, please call 510-238-3951.

To reduce the risk of our community members from becoming a victim of crime, OPD hopes you consider the following safety tips and recommendations:

  • Don’t leave large amounts of money in the safe.
  • Install operable surveillance cameras for the interior and exterior of the business.
  • Install alarms with motion sensors on the inside of the business.
  • Hire private security to monitor all the business.
  • For businesses with an indoor ATM, install obstacles such as steel or cement bollards in front of doors and windows.

OPD’s COMMITMENT:

OPD Commanders have begun deploying additional officers to areas of the city that have experienced an increase in residential burglaries.

Working together, we can reduce violence in Oakland.


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Posted: March 23rd, 2023 3:31 PM

Last Updated: March 23rd, 2023 3:33 PM

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