OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Police Department on Monday said the city saw a spike in armed robberies over the weekend.
On Friday, there were seven robberies and two carjackings, officials said. The following day there were nine additional robberies, one attempted robbery and a carjacking. On Sunday there were four robberies, one carjacking, and one attempted carjacking.
Authorities said in most of the crimes the suspects were either armed with a knife or a firearm.
Patrol officers were able to locate a vehicle linked to a number of the robbers. Three people were taken into custody in connection with at least seven of the cases.