Suspect in street robbery, carjacking arrested
A suspect in a street robbery Tuesday morning and a carjacking Monday night was arrested in East Oakland Tuesday, according to police.
The robbery was reported at 6:30 a.m. in the 4800 block of Congress Avenue.
A woman said two men took her purse and cellphone as she was sitting in her car, according to police.
Her description of the two suspects was similar to the description police took of a carjacking suspect from Monday night, police said.
Officers found the carjacked vehicle later in the day in the 7200 block of Lacey Street, a short street between 69th and 72nd avenues, according to police.
The suspect in the car still had the robbery victim’s belongings in the car, police said.
Both the carjacking victim and the robbery victim identified the suspect.
Police also found two other vehicles reported stolen from a car dealership in a nearby city, police said.
Police arrested the suspect, who has not been identified.