Oakland Police Department Unable to Confirm Identities of Assailants
June 5, 2023
Nine juveniles detained on May 21, 2023 in connection with a robbery incident have not been charged but the cases are still under investigation. Oakland Police Department acknowledged to the Juvenile Division Charging Deputy that there was not sufficient evidence to identify the suspects to charge any of the juveniles.
Two women were injured during this incident but did not sustain “great bodily harm.” One juvenile possessed stolen property. Two others were detained for unrelated reasons. The case was reviewed by the Juvenile Division.
At this time, no allegations exist that firearms were displayed or used during the incident.
In a separate incident on May 16, 2023, two adults and three juveniles were detained in connection with a robbery. The two minors allegedly involved in these armed robberies were not presented for charging to our juvenile division.
“Many of the details of these incidents being spread by some individuals have been hyperbolic,” said Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price. “There was not a string of robberies and there were not dozens of suspects involved. OPD decided there wasn’t enough evidence to charge any of the juveniles. We are still trying to confirm the status of the three adults allegedly arrested for these robberies.”
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