Two suspects are at large today after robbing a North Oakland tea and dessert restaurant and at least three patrons at gunpoint on Thursday night, an Oakland police spokesman said. At about 10:40 p.m., two suspects — one armed with a gun — entered Mr. Green Bubble at 4299 Piedmont Ave., Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason said.
Joanne Kuan, a manager at the restaurant who was working by herself at the front counter when the robbery occurred, said there were seven patrons in the restaurant when two men came in and told everyone to get down
and take their wallets out. The suspects took items from the patrons in addition to about $400 from the cash register, she said. The robbery felt like it took about a minute, Kuan said. No one was injured, and the men never fired the gun, she said. Kuan said that the restaurant just had its grand opening two months ago, and that she is hoping police will check the neighborhood more often after the incident. “Someone said that we should hire a guy, but we don’t have that kind of money,” she said. Police are still reviewing surveillance camera footage and looking
for the suspects, Thomason said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you have any information that can help solve this crime.