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Man Who Allegedly Carjacked Vehicle at Gunpoint Arrested in Oakland

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A suspect who allegedly stole a car from a man at gunpoint in East Oakland on Wednesday morning has been arrested on suspicion of carjacking, police said. The adult male victim told police that he had been held up at gunpoint and his car taken in the 1300 block of East 23rd Street at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday. A short time later, police said, officers spotted the stolen vehicle in the 5500 block of Foothill Boulevard but when the officers tried to stop it the driver drove away.

However, the suspect collided into a parked vehicle when officers pursued him, according to police. The man fled on foot and then forced entry through the rear door of a home in the 1900 block of 57th Avenue in an further attempt to avoid being caught, police said. But the officers were able to find the suspect and place him under arrest, police said. Oakland police haven’t yet released the suspect’s name.

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