Oakland Police are investigating armed automotive theft from UPS truck and driver kidnapping – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police are investigating the armed robbery of a UPS truck by two suspects on Friday morning.
The Oakland Police Department confirmed that the incident occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. in Block 8100 on Utah Street. A preliminary investigation into the crime revealed that two armed suspects assaulted and robbed a UPS truck driver at gunpoint.
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The suspects then forced the victim to drive them to the 7800 block on Crest Avenue, where the armed suspects forced the victim to get off the van. The suspects then drove to the 3100 block on Partridge Avenue, where they removed packages and left the vehicle behind.
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Police said the two suspects would be charged with kidnapping, armed robbery and armed car theft.
UPS issued a brief statement saying the company was “grateful that our driver is safe” and that they had cooperated with the police in the investigation. Incidentally, she referred all questions about the incident to the investigating authorities.
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The police did not provide any further details or suspect descriptions. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact investigators at (510) 238-3326.