Armed robbery reported near Oakland, suspects still at large

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A victim was robbed of their belongings in an armed robbery Thursday. 

According to the Oakland Police Department, the incident occurred shortly before 3:15 p.m. on the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard. 

Police said there are looking for two armed suspects. Both escaped the scene in an unknown vehicle. 

The reported armed robbery happened a day after OPD warned the community of a rise in ATM robberies. 

OPD has some tips on how to stay safe from ATM robberies: 

  • Always scan the area and watch for suspicious persons or activity around an ATM.
  • When possible, use ATMs located inside the bank.
  • Following your withdrawal, put your cash away immediately.
  • When leaving an ATM location, make sure you are not being followed.

OPD said anyone with information about Thursday’s robbery is asked to contact 510-238-3326.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.