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OPD Arrests Youth After iPhone Robbery

Officers captured the suspect after a foot chase near Piedmont Avenue.

Oakland police arrested a male juvenile shortly after a man reported being robbed of his cell phone near Pleasant Valley Road and Howe Street, Oakland, according to an Oakland Police Department bulletin.

The announcement said patrol officers were flagged down Dec. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of Pleasant Valley Road by the victim, who was able to describe the robber and point out the direction in which he had fled.

The officers located the suspect, but when they attempted to detain him, he fled on foot, the OPD said. Officers were able to catch the suspect and recover the victim’s iPhone, police said.

The suspect, who is a male juvenile and an Oakland resident, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, police said. Officers said the suspect also matched the description in another attempted iPhone robbery the previous day. 

Rhea Liddy December 26, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Why is this the "top story?"
Dixie Jordan December 26, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Because it's the day after Christmas and I'm still on vacation for a couple more hours — so haven't been writing, interviewing, etc. for the past week — but I did want to freshen up the site last night. Would you like to contribute to the site? I'm looking for bloggers, which would add more variety and local news.
Nic December 27, 2012 at 03:37 PM
@rhea liddy, it's also nice to know arrests are actually happening on our streets. Thanks for making this the top story. @dixie Happy new year!
Dixie Jordan December 27, 2012 at 04:06 PM
You're welcome, and Happy New Year to you too!

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