A store owner intervened in a robbery attempt outside their store by opening fire on the suspect in Oakland’s Chinatown.
The store owner saw the suspect knocking down and attempting to steal a camera from a woman in her 30s at 9th and Franklin streets around 6 p.m. on Monday, according to KTVU.
The store owner intervened and after a struggle, fired four gunshots at the suspect.
Robbery in #OaklandChinatown before 6pm Community leader tells me a thief knocked down a woman in her 30’s to steal her camera. Shop owner intervenes, struggles w/ suspect & fires 4 shots . Suspect gets away in vehicle No serious injuries #KTVU pic.twitter.com/bk3BNOLpsE
— Amber Lee (@AmberKTVU) February 16, 2021
Police confirmed that no one was hurt and the suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim with the camera was not seriously injured.
Oakland Police are considering this incident an attempted robbery, according to ABC’s Dion Lim.
OPD update: the department tells me the incident is categorized as an attempted robbery now that they’ve determined “no loss taken”.
Witnesses tell me the suspect made a grab for the woman’s purse and she didn’t let go. pic.twitter.com/IXWv60TqPj
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) February 16, 2021
Oakland Chinatown has been a location of interest due to the recent series of crimes targeting elderly Asian Americans.
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