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Beyond 925 – Police Arrest Suspect In Scam That Cost 78-Year-Old Thousands Of Dollars

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A suspect was arrested in connection with the robbery of a 78-year-old Oakland resident who was scammed last week by robbers who said they were collecting for a charity, police said Wednesday.

According to police, two people approached the victim at about 1:30 p.m. last Thursday in the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard.

The pair asked the victim for a large sum of money for charity and the victim withdrew thousands from their bank account, according to police. Then the pair quickly walked away and got into a waiting vehicle driven by a third person, police said.

Realizing it was a scam, the victim followed the suspects into the vehicle in an attempt to get their money back, police said.


The robber’s vehicle started moving, according to police. The victim was dragged along before they fell to the road but suffered no physical injuries.

Saturday, police located the suspects’ vehicle in the 5100 block of East 12th Street and arrested one person believed to be connected to the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case can call the Police Department’s robbery unit at (510) 238-3326.

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Ricardoh March 16, 2023 - 12:54 PM - 12:54 PM

Do you have to be old to be dumb. Keep you money in your pocket and the bank unless you really know what you are doing. If I ever get that dumb shoot me.


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