Oakland police held a press conference to address recent robberies and violent crimes in the city. During the conference, they announced the arrests and charges of multiple individuals, including two juveniles. One of the suspects, Jerome Bell, was found in a stolen car with stolen goods and a replica gun. The police urge community members not to engage with these individuals.
Oakland Police Department Recovers Replica Gun in Stolen Vehicle
Oakland police held a press conference on Friday to address recent robberies and violent crimes in the city. Lieutenant Hamann Nguyen announced the arrests and charges of multiple individuals, including two juveniles. One of the incidents involved an armed robbery and carjacking attempt against a delivery food driver on Prospect Ave. The suspect vehicle was found a short distance away on Trestle Glen Road, and two suspects, a man and a juvenile, were apprehended. The police later connected the car to a separate carjacking the previous day on 24th Ave.
The adult suspect, identified as 18-year-old Jerome Bell, allegedly robbed the victim of cell phones. The stolen Camry he was in stalled in the Trestle Glen neighborhood, leading to his capture. Stolen goods from the victim and a replica gun were recovered in the vehicle. Bell had an outstanding warrant for a separate robbery in Oakland on September 22nd and was arrested in San Leandro while allegedly committing another robbery.
The juvenile involved is also a person of interest in numerous Oakland robbery investigations and has pending charges against them. In another incident, three suspects entered a Seven Seas Food & Liquor store, with two jumping over the counter to steal bottles and cash while the third held a simulated gun. The suspects fled in a blue Hyundai SUV.
The following day, officers spotted the same SUV speeding in the 1800 block of 80th Ave. After a chase, three suspects were detained, including 18-year-old Tyriq Brantley. The male minor and Brantley were positively identified by a victim as suspects in previous robberies, and the stolen car was confirmed.
The Oakland police urged community members not to engage with these individuals as they may be armed and dangerous. They also asked anyone with information about the recent robberies or these incidents to contact the Oakland Police Department.
As crime rates continue to rise in Oakland, it is crucial for law enforcement to apprehend suspects promptly and for community members to report any relevant information. By working together, the city can combat these criminal activities and ensure safety for all residents..