OAKLAND -- Robbers stabbed three men within six hours Tuesday in different parts of East Oakland, taking only a wallet from just one of the victims, police said Wednesday.
About 11 p.m. Tuesday a 22-year-old man who was walking in the 8400 block of International Boulevard was approached from behind by three men, one of whom stabbed him in the shoulder, police said.
When the man fell to the pavement, the suspects went through his pockets and stole his wallet, which contained less than $10 in cash, police said. The suspects ran off and the victim was able to get his own transportation to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.
About 5:15 p.m. two 29-year-old men were waiting for a bus at Bancroft and Seminary avenues when four men approached and demanded their money, police said.
Before they could comply, one of the robbers stabbed one of the men multiple times in the back and abdomen, police said. When the other man tried to help him, he was stabbed and punched in the face, leaving him unconscious, police said.
The robbers ran off and the two men got their own transportation to a hospital where they were in stable condition.
Police only have vague descriptions of the robbers in the two cases and are trying to determine whether the incidents are related.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in each stabbing for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
-- Harry Harris, staff