Two robbers used their cars to box in a restaurant delivery driver as he was leaving a stop on Bay Street early in the morning of June 12, before one suspect got out and confronted the driver at gunpoint, police said.
The 26-year-old victim, who works for an Asian restaurant in Oakland, was not hurt during the robbery. The man told police that he had just finished a delivery about 1 a.m. in Bay Street's 1500 block when a black, older-model Honda Civic pulled in front of him, forcing him to stop. A second vehicle blocked him from behind.
The Honda's driver got out and ordered the restaurant worker to exit his car. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, then searched the victim's car and stole cash, Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said.
The victim described the robber as about 20 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He could not provide details about the vehicle that blocked him from the rear or its driver. After the robbery, the suspect returned to the Honda, which was last seen turning onto Santa Clara Avenue from Bay Street. The other car sped off down Bay Street and turned onto Lincoln Avenue, police said. Investigators did not disclose the amount of money stolen.
The robbery occurred just three blocks from where a driver with Domino's Pizza was robbed by two men at gunpoint the night of May 27. But investigators said so far they have no evidence linking the most recent incident with the earlier robbery, which occurred at Benton Street and Santa Clara Avenue.
Alameda police are also investigating a report that two men robbed two women at gunpoint on June 12 in the 300 block of Hollister Avenue. One woman, 22, who lives in Alameda, was walking her 25-year-old friend to her vehicle when the men confronted them about 12:20 a.m.
One man grabbed the younger woman's purse, knocking her to the ground, Horlbeck said. The second man pointed a handgun at the other woman, who lives in Oakland, and searched her jacket pockets before making off with her cell phone, keys and cigarettes.The women were not hurt, and the men fled the neighborhood on foot. Alameda police ask anyone with information on recent robberies to call 510-337-8340.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 28, on suspicion of drunken driving about 2:50 a.m. in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. VEHICLE THEFT -- Vehicles were reported stolen just before 7 a.m. in the 300 block of Westline Drive and at 4:50 p.m. in the 2400 block of Santa Clara Avenue.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen about 12:50 a.m. in the 1800 block of Clement Avenue. ATTEMPTED ROBBERY -- A robber lifted up his shirt to display a handgun in his waistband while trying to steal a bicycle about 10:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of Park Avenue, but the victim fled before the suspect could carry out the theft, police said. IDENTITY THEFT -- Someone used the personal information of a resident in the 900 block of Shorepoint Court to open a credit account and make fraudulent charges. Police learned about the case just before 6 p.m. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES -- The bomb squad of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office carried out a controlled explosion just before 11 p.m. on a suspicious device that someone left in the 1200 block of McKay Avenue.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 DRUG POSSESSION -- Police arrested a 21-year-old woman in the 200 block of Central Avenue after she allowed an officer to search her handbag during a traffic stop and she was found in possession of suspected ecstasy pills. The woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a man, 45, on suspicion of drunken driving about 1:50 a.m. in the 1200 block of Park Street. RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLE -- Police recovered a vehicle stolen in Oakland in the 1800 block of Ohlone Street about 7:30 a.m. RESISTING POLICE -- A motorist who sped away from a patrol officer during a traffic stop, later abandoned his vehicle and then fled on foot was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant, police said. The man, 36, was arrested just before noon in the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue, near where he abandoned the vehicle, police said. He was also in possession of burglary tools and suspected stolen property, police said. COMMERCIAL BURGLARY -- Someone burglarized a commercial property in the 2900 block of Main Street after cutting through a chain-link fence and a padlock of a storage shed. The break-in was reported about 1:40 p.m. A commercial burglary was also reported just before 5 p.m. on Singleton Avenue, where someone broke into a storage unit. PETTY THEFT -- A woman, 26, faces a petty theft charge after she was caught shoplifting merchandise from Nob Hill on Blanding Avenue, police said. The woman, who was arrested about 5:50 p.m., was also wanted on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. VEHICLE THEFT -- A vehicle was reported stolen just before 7 p.m. in the 1900 block of Thau Way.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 DRUNKEN DRIVING -- Police arrested a woman, 26, on suspicion of drunken driving about 1:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of Willow Street, where she was involved in a traffic collision. A 41-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at 11:05 p.m. in the 1200 block of Versailles Avenue, where he allegedly fled the scene of a traffic collision. BURGLARY -- Someone entered a garage in the 1800 block of Everett Street through a skylight, stole items from inside and fled through a roll-up door. The burglary was reported about 6:25 p.m. MARIJUANA POSSESSION -- A traffic stop about 9:35 p.m. at Grand Street and Eagle Avenue led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man after packages of marijuana were found in the vehicle's trunk and a passenger compartment, police said. The teenager faces charges of possessing and transporting marijuana packaged for sale, police said.