Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Evades Oakland Police

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A man wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery managed to evade Oakland police on Thursday.

Officers called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a residence on the 2700 block of Ritchie Street just a few blocks from MacArthur Boulevard surrounded the home when it was determined the suspect had an outstanding warrant.

“We did have three people and one child come out of the residence for their safety,” said Officer Johnna Watson, spokeswoman for the Oakland Police Department.

Police initially believed the suspect was wanted for a homicide, but learned during the hour-long standoff that the warrant stemmed from a home invasion robbery earlier this year. Details about that crime were not immediately available.

Watson said the suspect was not inside the home when officers finally entered it to search.

Officers were dispatched to the Eastmont home around 9:45 a.m. and cleared the scene shortly before 11:30 a.m.

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