OAKLAND

Woman beaten in Temescal robbery

A 37-year-old woman was hospitalized Monday night after she was badly beaten by two men who stole her purse in the city's Temescal District, police said.

The woman was walking alone at 6:47 p.m. Monday in the 4800 block of Shattuck Avenue when the men came up behind her and demanded her purse.

The pair began punching her face and pulled the purse from her. At some point the woman fell to the pavement, police said.

The suspects fled on foot to a nearby waiting car and were last seen driving eastbound on 49th Street.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts and bruises. One of the suspects was described as a black man, about 5-foot-8, 165 pounds and was wearing a purple shirt and blue jeans.

The robbery has prompted police to refocus resources in the area, as they have in other places where violent crime has occurred. Officers will focus on "intervention, prevention and enforcement," Officer Johnna Watson said Tuesday.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to arrest of the suspects.

Anyone with information can call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

FREMONT


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Missing woman found dead in Alameda Creek

A 65-year-old woman reported missing in Fremont on June 12 was found dead in Alameda Creek by her family the next day, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Tuesday.

Sgt. J.D. Nelson said the death of Sital Kaur does not appear to be suspicious.

Fremont police had asked for the public's help in locating Kaur after she was last seen on Egret Way at 3:40 p.m. June 12, Fremont police said.

Kaur had been considered at-risk due to her age, though she didn't have a history of going missing, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

Family members then called police at 9:35 a.m. Friday to report a body floating in Alameda Creek wearing the same clothes Kaur had on when she went missing, police said.

The Alameda County coroner's bureau on Tuesday identified the woman as Kaur. An autopsy was scheduled to take place to determine a cause of death, Nelson said.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

BERKELEY

7-year-old boy stable after being hit by car

A 7-year-old boy remained in stable condition at a hospital on Tuesday, police said, one day after a car struck him.

The boy suffered serious injuries when he was hit by the car at 4:03 p.m. Monday at Bancroft Way and Acton Street, Berkeley police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with police, who have not released details about how the collision happened or whether the boy was in a crosswalk.

No other injuries were reported.

-- Kristin J. Bender and Rick Hurd, Staff

SAN LEANDRO

Bicyclist suspected of groping pedestrian

A 23-year-old man on a bicycle who allegedly groped a woman on a San Leandro street late Monday morning has been arrested on suspicion of sexual battery.

Hayward resident Naser Ahmid Hatim was nabbed by officers shortly after the 10:30 a.m. incident in the 14400 block of Washington Avenue, Lt. Randy Brandt said.

The woman told police she was walking along Washington Avenue when a man rode up to her on a bicycle, fondled her a few times and then fled the area.

The woman immediately dialed 911, Brandt said, and police officers located the suspect riding his bicycle on Halcyon Drive.

The suspect was identified by the woman as the man who allegedly groped her, and he was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail.

On Tuesday, jail records showed that Hatim had posted bail.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff