Walnut Creek

Woman reports robbery outside Corner's Tavern

Police are on the lookout for a man who used a gun to rob a woman of her purse and iPhone.

At 11:17 p.m., Walnut Creek officers responded to Corner's Tavern at 1342 Broadway Plaza after reports of an armed robbery, according to police.

When they arrived, a woman told them she was in front of the bar when a man with a gun took her things. Police have not located the suspect and no one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt or jacket with a scarf over his face. He was believed to be in his early 20s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and with a medium build, police said.

The woman told police the suspect got away in a red Honda hatchback, possibly a Honda Civic, being driven by a second person. Officers searched for the area but were unable to locate either the suspects or the car.

Anyone with information can call Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5844.

-- Katie Nelson

SAN LEANDRO

Store clerks disarm would-be robber

Two 7-Eleven employees disarmed a man trying to rob their store Friday night before calling for help, according to police.

At 11:55 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask and armed with a handgun walked into the 7-Eleven store at 333 E. 14th St. and attempted to rob the cashiers, police said.

He was foiled when the two employees charged and attempted to detain him until police arrived. There was a brief struggle, in which the suspect managed to escape, leaving the handgun behind. Responding officers were unable to locate the robber.

"We are extremely lucky no one was injured," said Lt. Robert McManus in a news release. "Although we do not advocate that anyone approach someone with a weapon such as a knife or firearm, the quick actions of both employees disarmed the suspect and took a gun off the street that could have been used in another robbery or a shooting. Their actions were very brave."

Detectives are using the store's surveillance video to try to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact the San Leandro Police Department at 510-577-3230 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

Oakland

Police investigating killing outside center

Police are investigating the city's 26th homicide of the year after a woman's body was found outside the Francis Marion Smith Recreational Center early Saturday.

Around 6:40 a.m., police responded to the center at 1969 Park Blvd. on reports of a woman's body on the ground.

According to police, a passing bicyclist noticed the woman with apparent trauma to her body. The victim's identity and information on a suspect or possible motives were not immediately available.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter in the slaying. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or police at 510-238-3821.

-- Katie Nelson