My sister was at The New Easy on June 3 (Sunday night-Monday am 6/4). Her and her friend left around 1am and walked to their car which was parked across the street, in front of that little CVS. Her friend was smoking a cigarette when 4-5 young black males in hoodies approached them and asked for a cigarette. Her friend gave them one and they walked away a short distance, discussed amongst themselves and then reapproached my sister and her friend. The thugs told the women to hand over their purses while showing them a gun.
Please be vigilant! I'm just trying to increase awareness to make it harder for these guys to find naive victims. Watch your back always and don't put yourself in situations where this is likely to happen. Don't put yourself in a position where you are outnumbered by the criminals. The criminals are running in groups so try not to be with less then two other people if you are going to be out in Oakland after dark.