Cashier held at gunpoint in Oakland donut shop robbery

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Police are looking for three suspects responsible for the armed robbery at Colonial Donut on Friday. 

The robbery occurred around 12:50 a.m. when three unknown individuals entered the donut shop at 3318 Lakeshore Ave. 

One of the suspects pointed a gun at the cashier. Out of fear, the employee complied with the suspects’ demands. 

According to Oakland Police Department, the suspects stole an unknown amount of cash. 

“We’ve been in situations where we’ve been robbed (before),” Colonial Donuts owner told the press. “They’ll point a gun and whatnot, give them the cash and they’ll leave. For the fact that they were so aggressive and having them jump over (the counter) is number one, the most alarming thing.

“I’m just thankful that the situation wasn’t a different one where we’re discussing shots were fired, actual injuries occurred. In this case, the staff handled it well — as best as they could.”

Four employees — three bakers and one cashier— were working at the time of the robbery. No injuries were reported. 

OPD has yet to provide suspect descriptions at this time. 


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.

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