On May 24, 2022, a jury found defendant Omar Jimenez guilty of first-degree residential robbery with personal use of a firearm and infliction of great bodily injury.
On October 19, 2019, at 4:20 a.m. officers were called to the scene of an assault on 3rd Avenue in Oakland. The victim indicated that while he was sleeping, two masked men with handguns broke into his home and struck him multiple times in the face and body with their guns and their fists. The men demanded money and ransacked the victim’s home. The victim, who is deaf and mute, escaped and ran to a nearby convenience store. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken nose and a concussion.
Jimenez was linked to the crime after officers found text messages between himself and another man who was arrested on scene. Part of the victim’s loss was located on Jimenez a few days after the robbery.
Jimenez is expected to be sentenced on July 25. He faces up to 19 years in prison.
DDA Cathryn Dalton prosecuted the case, with aide from Inspectors Randy Brandwood and Eric Milina, and Victim-Witness Advocate Kelli Sage