OAKLAND (BCN) – A police standoff at a gas station near Mills College in Oakland ended peacefully Thursday morning with three robbery suspects taken into custody, a police spokeswoman said.

The standoff began about 9 a.m. at Seminary Gas and Food, located at 6235 Seminary Ave., Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said.

Officers spotted a car near Seminary and Sunnymere avenues that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a series of robberies in Oakland earlier Thursday morning, including one in the 2800 block of 19th Avenue at 8:35 a.m. in which someone was shot, Joshi said.

She did not have information on the victim’s condition.

Police surrounded the store and eventually three suspects surrendered, Joshi said.

Police were working to identify the suspects, a male and two females,.

The gas station was cleared as of 10 a.m., Joshi said.

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Comments (5)
  1. tn says:

    Were the robbery suspects Asian? Middle Eastern? Jewish? Hispanic? Anglo? Australian? Was the “someone was shot” victim an innocent bystander or suspect? Were there weapons involved in the latest robbery attempt? Who writes these articles? Sketchy. Who edits them (besides the readers)?

  2. Niviece says:

    Everything is Code 4

  3. dx2 says:

    Don’t think the suspects race matters!! They were caught!! And hopefully the person shot in the earlier robbery is ok!

  4. msvoner says:

    tn – guess it’s best to leave it up to our imaginations…

  5. Zack Debarco says:

    The code is; if no race is mentioned it usually involves African Americans.
    Our media is so PC that the fact that 8% of the population is commiting a large amount of crime is never revealed. It is the elephant in the room. Having constantly witnessed decend African Americans being either vicitimized by these goons or shamed by them, its about time it is addressed.

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