OAKLAND -- A burglary suspect holed up in a West Oakland apartment for nearly four hours surrendered to police Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The 39-year-old man was not immediately identified. His mother and other family members were outside yelling for him to surrender and SWAT team negotiators finally talked the man out of the apartment about 2:40 p.m., police said.

No force was used and no one was injured. The man was not armed when he came out of the apartment at 7th and Adeline streets. Police were investigating if he resides at the apartment complex and will serve search warrants on at least two apartments there to look for guns, police said.

For safety reasons, police evacuated residents nearby for about an hour before the man surrendered.

At 10:45 a.m. Friday, police said the man had walked into the Research and Assessment Department of the Oakland Unified School District in the 1000 block of Union Street and took two or three laptops and other computer equipment from school district offices.

The man, riding a bicycle, was chased by school district police on foot and by car but he got away and entered the apartment. Police said some of the stolen items were recovered but did not elaborate.

Streets that were closured during the standoff have reopened.

Staff writer Brittny Mejia contributed to this report. Contact Harry Harris at hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com. Contact Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



A burglary suspect who surrendered himself after barricading himself for hours in an apartment on the 700 block of Adeline Street in Oakland, Calif.,  is
A burglary suspect who surrendered himself after barricading himself for hours in an apartment on the 700 block of Adeline Street in Oakland, Calif., is taken into custody by Oakland police officers on Friday, June 21, 2013. Police said a man took several laptops and from the Research and Assessment Department of the Oakland Unified School District in the 1000 block of Union Street. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) ( RAY CHAVEZ )