VIDEO: Elderly couple attacked, robbed in front of Oakland home


OAKLAND (KRON) — An elderly couple was attacked in front of their Oakland home, as a pair of robbers struck in the middle of the day.

People are on edge in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland.

On Wednesday night, KRON4 has obtained video of the attack as police search for the suspects.

The 78-year-old man who was attacked tells KRON4 he’s not scared of these bad guys but he wants them caught.

Video of two men, armed with guns, shows them robbing the two seniors, as they went to leave their home in the middle of the daytime. In the video, you can see the thieves draw their guns and order the couple to give them their valuables.

Seventy-eight-year-old Alberto Huizar describes how it went down.

The thieves took his cash and physically ripped off all of his wife’s jewelry, including her watch and necklace.

In fact, someone even drove by as all of this was going down. This case is one of many in this neighborhood.

KRON4 talked with numerous people who have recently been the victims of armed robberies. All of whom lost their money to thieves who were never caught.

Councilman Noel Gallo lives nearby.

“We’re demanding police response, police action, because we’re paying their salaries, and at the same time, I’m asking for the neighborhood to come together and protect themselves, defend themselves, and be able to call it in when they see it,” Gallo said.

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