Oakland Gas Station Robbed by Large Crowd of People After Car Crashes Into Glass

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A brazen robbery took place at a 76 gas station near the Oakland Airport in California on Friday morning. The gas station’s owner, Sam, reported that a large crowd of around 40 to 50 people stormed into the market connected to the gas station at approximately 4:30 a.m.

Security footage shows the group of individuals roaming the store, grabbing store property, and causing chaos. According to Sam, a group of people even drove a car into the glass of the gas station’s market, taking whatever they could and leaving the rest in disarray.

When Sam arrived at the scene, he was allegedly told by the Oakland Police Department to file a report online. He then attempted to contact OPD Police Chief Floyd Mitchell, but was told he needed to make an appointment.

In a statement, OPD claimed that officers responded to a sideshow near the airport involving over 100 vehicles at around 4:30 a.m. About 90 minutes later, police received a call about the 76 robbery, which had already taken place.

The owner was told to file a report online because the suspects had already left the scene. However, after reviewing video evidence, the incident was elevated to a Priority 1 and an officer was sent to the scene to speak with the owner. Investigators are now reviewing evidence and working directly with the gas station owner.

The following morning, workers were seen cleaning up the market, which had been left in disarray. This is not the first time the same 76 gas station has been targeted. In February, visiting Texas residents were robbed of their belongings while filling up their car at the same location.

Hamza Fahmy
Hamza Fahmy
Digital Reporter.

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