Robbery suspect arrested in Potrero Hill

A man wanted in connection with an Oakland robbery was the sole person arrested Wednesday afternoon when police searched for and ultimately detained four people who bailed from a vehicle in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, an Oakland police spokeswoman said Thursday.

Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said one man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a robbery in Oakland and that the other three people detained have been released.

She said all four people were located within a perimeter set up by San Francisco police and the California Highway Patrol after they bailed from a vehicle.

Officers had initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Mariposa Street on- and off-ramps to Interstate 280, near Indiana Street at 3:23 p.m., at which point all four occupants bailed and took off running, according to police.

Watson said the identity of the man who was arrested has not been publicly released, as the investigation is open and active. Watson said she also couldn’t give a date or location for the alleged robbery, due to the ongoing investigation.

She said the three people who were released do not appear to have been involved in the robbery in Oakland.

Traffic in the area was greatly impacted by the incident since police had to shut down the Mariposa Street ramps to Interstate 280 for about three hours while they searched the area.

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