An Oakland man suspected of beating and robbing an auto body shop employee who was giving him a courtesy ride home Sept. 28 was arrested Tuesday after he returned to Alameda Collision Repair to collect his damaged car, KPIX Channel 5 reported last night.
The suspect was captured on surveillance video and shop employees alerted police to his return yesterday, KPIX said.
Meanwhile the robbery victim remains hospitalized. Friends of the young man told Alameda Patch that he is undergoing surgery for a fractured jaw.
The suspect had taken his vehicle to the shop at 1911 Park St. Saturday for an estimate and then asked for a ride to his home in Oakland, Police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said earlier.
After they reached Oakland, the customer attacked the driver, who is an Alameda Collision Repair employee, and stole money from him, she said.
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