A would-be robber tried to take a cellphone from a woman walking in the 2200 block of Lincoln Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, an Alameda Police Department spokesman said.
Lt. Ted Horlbeck said the woman struggled to hold on to her phone and received a small cut on her hand, but retained the phone. The robber fled on foot, and police were not able to locate him despite a search of the area, Horlbeck said.
The suspect was described as a black male adult, about 19 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
In a similar incident June 8, a woman was walking in the 2200 block of Santa Clara Avenue about 1:30 p.m. when a thief approached her from behind, grabbed her phone and fled. That suspect is described as a white male juvenile.
Follow-Up to Sunday Shootings
A 24-year-old Alameda man shot while he sat in his SUV in the Burger King parking lot, 1901 Webster St., on Sunday afternoon told police he did not recognize his attacker and has no idea why he was shot, Horlbeck said.
He said the shooter got out of a vehicle and fired one buillet from a rifle, hitting the victim in the right arm. The gunman then got back in his vehicle and drove away, Horlbeck said.
The victim's injury was not life-threatening, police said.
A second shooting incident on June 10 apparently followed an argument that occurred when the victim asked a group of people in a neighboring apartment on Orion Street to quiet down, Horlbeck said. He said the suspect brandished a gun at the victim during at that time. A short time later, he said, the suspect confronted the other man in front of the victim's residence, pulled out a gun and fired, but did not hit the victim. The shooter fled in a vehicle, Horlbeck said.
Assault and Battery
A 36-year-old Oakland man was arrested on suspicion of assault and resisting arrest after he slapped his female companion in the face, knocking her to the ground, according to police reports. The incident occurred on Park Street shortly before 1 a.m. The man appeared to be intoxicated, police said.
About a half hour earlier, in an unrelated incident, a man suffered an ear laceration when he was punched in the face during a bar fight on Webster Street, according to police. The suspect fled, but police said he has been identified and they expect battery charges to be filed by the Alameda County District Attorney's office.
Someone burglarized two work vans in the parking lot of REJ Electric, 1151 Harbor Bay Parkway, the night of June 8, according to police reports. The burglar broke a window on one of the vans, police said. Tools, GPS units and an electric car charger were stolen.
A woman who lives in the 1400 block of Fifth Street interrupted two burglars when she arrived shortly before 7 p.m. on June 8, Lt. Horlbeck said. The burglars fled over a fence, pursued by the victim, he said. Police officers responding to the incident located two male juveniles who matched the victim's description, and the woman was able to positively identify them, Horlbeck said.
In other recent residential burglaries, according to police reports:
- Someone took a bicycle from a garage in the 1100 block of Holly Street on June 9.
- A burglar entered a home in the 1100 block of Broadway through the unlocked front door and stole two computers and related electronic equipment. The burglary was reported at 3:07 p.m. on June 10.
- Also on June 10, someone entered a home in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue and stole three laptop computers and a camera.
A station wagon was stolen from the 700 block of Taylor Avenue on June 10, according to police reports.