Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies

San Francisco police have arrested two Oakland teenagers in connection with a rapid-fire series of armed robberies earlier this month in the Sunset District and Forest Knolls neighborhood.

The robberies occurred in the space of less than an hour on March 8, starting around 6:30 a.m.

A male victim was walking near Eighth Avenue and Noriega Street when a male got out of a vehicle, pointed a shotgun at him and demanded his wallet and phone. The same thing occurred again, just minutes later at Ninth Avenue and Lawton Street.

In a third incident, at 7:11 a.m., a suspect again confronted a female victim walking in the 400 block of Warren Drive with a shotgun. When the woman told him she didn’t have anything for him, he jumped back in his vehicle and fled the scene, and she was able to take a picture of the vehicle as it drove away.

Police located a white Ford Explorer believed to have been used in the crimes in Pittsburg on March 12, and found property belonging to one of the victims inside.

The discovery led investigators to serve search warrants at the homes of two 17-year-old boys on March 26, during which they found firearms including a shotgun.

The boys were arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery, assault with a firearm and felony firearm enhancement. Their identities will not be released by police due to their ages.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

City could try to stop Lyft from dropping cash payments for bikeshare

A city supervisor hopes to force Lyft to keep accepting cash for… Continue reading

SF judge holds GOP House candidate Omar Navarro on stalking charges

Navarro is accused of his threatening ex-girlfriend: ‘I’m going to have antifa come after your family’

San Francisco community advocate to join District 5 supervisor’s race

Daniel Landry is the former president of the New Community Leadership Foundation

Vital link between two Muni train cars ‘failed’ while carrying passengers

A Muni train carrying passengers suffered a mechanical failure causing two rail cars to reportedly loosen and bump into each other

Most Read