by Anneli Rufus
A Rockridger posted today on a neighborhood-watch site: "FYI - I was robbed (@ Gunpoint) last night on Colby St. near Claremont. This happened around 11:00 PM. Walking back from Rockridge Bart. About 10 guys surrounded me and there was at least one gun. Obvisiously, not much I could have done. I handed my stuffover and amazingly they didn't do anything. Shoot or Hit me.
"Anyways, after this happened I was able to get one of the neighbors to call the cops and send some units out." One officer "took a statement. As we were doing this the others came across 10 guys fitting my description ...and they scattered." The cops "managed to apprehend at least four of them but I wasn't able to POSITIVELY identify them. We all knew that they were probably involved but they didn't have any evidence on them. My belongings, etc.
"Anyways - I'm not sure if these incidents happen on a regular basis but I was hoping you could pass this along to residents in or around Rockridge. And just let them know that there's apparently operations like this happening quite a bit in Oakland."
So now you know.