People v Kalvin N Craven

On December 18, 2017, a jury convicted defendant Kalvin N Craven of four counts of robbery with the additional enhancement that he personally used a firearm. Co-defendant Reginald Davis is being tried separately.

On August 10, 2017, Defendant Craven, his co-defendant, and an uncharged driver were driving in Oakland, seeking out potential victims to rob. Near the intersection of East 21st and 8th Street, they spotted the four victims who were going door-to-door handing out promotional materials for their religion.

The driver stopped around the corner and let Defendants Craven and Davis out of the vehicle. The two men approached the four victims and Defendant Craven pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at the victims, and demanded their bags and wallets. The victims gave their belongings to the two defendants and the defendants fled in the Nissan Altima.

Oakland Police Officers responded and were able to obtain high quality surveillance video capturing the defendants on their way to and from the robbery. Images of Defendant Craven were circulated within the Oakland Police Department, and officers soon located and arrested Defendant Craven who was captured wearing the same clothing he was wearing during the robbery.

Defendant Kalvin N Craven is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18, 2018.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Nick Homer with assistance from DA Inspectors Gus Galindo and Shawn Knight.

Posted on Dec 27, 2017