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Arrests after women robbed of phones at gunpoint in Temescal neighborhood

By Beat News Service November 21, 2012 No Comments Print Share

Three teenagers who allegedly used a replica handgun to rob two women of their cell phones in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood were arrested by police Monday evening.

Police said the three teens stole a cell phone at gunpoint from a woman on the 4400 block of Webster St. at 7:50 p.m. The trio robbed another woman five minutes later on the 4800 block of Shafter Ave. 

Oakland Police officers said they were able to locate the three teens using a tracking app installed on one of the stolen phones. Using the app, officers found the suspects at 13th Ave. and East 34th St. in East Oakland where they were arrested and positively identified by the robbery victims.

Their phones and the replica handgun were recovered, police said.

Police arrested two 17 year-olds and an 18 year-old man who was not identified. All of them were Oakland residents.

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