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Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested in Oakland Based on Good Descriptions

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Oakland police said Friday that they were able to arrest two armed robbery suspects because a person who was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon provided a detailed description of them. The victim was robbed as he was working in the area of 35th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland at about 3:13 p.m. on Thursday, police said.

About five hours later, at about 9 p.m. Thursday, officers who were at Seminary and Bancroft avenues in East Oakland spotted a distinctively-marked car and recognized it as matching the victim’s description of the vehicle that had been used in the earlier armed robbery, according to police. The officers stopped the car and the two occupants were positively identified and arrested for the robbery, police said. A loaded, unlawfully-possessed firearm was found under the driver’s seat, according to police.

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