An employee of Alameda Collision Repair was robbed and injured as he was giving a courtesy ride home to a man who brought a car to the auto body shop for an estimate Saturday morning, Sept. 28, Alameda police said.
The customer asked for a ride from the shop at 1911 Park St. to his home in Oakland, Police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said.
After they reached Oakland, the customer attacked the driver and stole money from him, she said.
The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening, Ottaviano said.
The incident is considered a strong-arm robbery and reportedly no weapon was used, she said.
The incident is being investigated by the Oakland Police Department, she said. Alameda police are assisting with the investigation.
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