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3 Detained After Oakland Carpoolers Robbed At Gunpoint

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According to police, a group of casual carpoolers were robbed on this sidewalk near Claremont and Hudson in Oakland on September 23, 2013. (CBS)

According to police, a group of casual carpoolers were robbed on this sidewalk near Claremont and Hudson in Oakland on September 23, 2013. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS / AP / BCN) – Three people have been detained following an armed robbery of casual carpoolers waiting for a ride to work in Oakland.

Police said it happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Hudson Street beneath Highway 24 in the Rockridge neighborhood.

Several people were waiting for a ride when three people, one armed with a gun, approached and were robbed of personal items and electronic devices, according to Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.

Based on witness descriptions, officers detained a possible suspect vehicle and three occupants, said Watson. No one was hurt.

The three people detained have not been identified.

Dan Kalb, the city councilman who represents the area, calls the robberies “brazen” and has asked police to station officers near the casual carpool area.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Oakland police investigators at (510) 238-3326.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco, The Associated Press and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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