Two Men Arrested for Robbery and Kidnapping at T-Mobile Store

Two Men Arrested for Robbery and Kidnapping at T-Mobile Store
Photo: T-Mobile store, Telegraph Avenue

OAKLAND — Authorities accuse two men, now in custody, of robbing $30,000 in merchandise from a T-Mobile phone store. Each was denied bail following their arrests last week.

OPD officers arrested both men shortly after responding to the scene of a robbery on September 26. In addition to robbery, they also  temporarily took over the T-Mobile store at Temescal Plaza, located at 4937 Telegraph Avenue.

Wearing masks, robbers entered the store and told everyone inside that they were armed. They forced employees and customers alike  into a backroom. While holding everyone captive, the robbers proceeded to loot the store.

For starters, they emptied the display cases. But that’s not all they did. In addition, the robbers even stole phones belonging to a store employee and a customer.

A witness reported seeing the three robbery suspects entering the store. However, all three individuals fled on foot, before responding officers arrived on the scene.

All three got caught soon enough, and police recovered the stolen items. They found the suspects hiding in the yards at nearby residences. With help from a California Highway Patrol surveillance helicopter, Oakland officers located and arrested them.

First, police apprehended Isaiah L. Blackmon, 20 of Sacramento at 10:10 p.m. A few hours later, Deandre Lennox, 18 of Oceanside, was arrested at 1 a.m. on September 27. In addition, officers took the boy into custody.

Blackmon and Lennox each have charges of committing second-degree robbery and kidnapping to commit a robbery. They are both still at Santa Rita Jail.

Two Men Arrested for Robbery and Kidnapping at T-Mobile Store was last modified: October 4th, 2018 by admin
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