Alameda County Superior Court judge robbed at gunpoint on way to court

An Alameda County Superior Court judge was robbed at gunpoint while walking to work at a courthouse in Oakland on Thursday.

Judge Kevin Murphy was starting his day when he was robbed by three masked men of his Rolex watch, wallet and other personal items at gunpoint, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday

Murphy was walking from a parking garage to the René C. Davidson Courthouse building, which sits near Lake Merritt, when he was robbed, a source said.


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A source close to the investigation said Murphy, a former prosecutor for the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, was not physically harmed during the incident, which the Alameda County Sheriff's Office later confirmed. 

"The suspects are described as three unknown males wearing masks," the Sheriff's Office said, adding that deputies are working alongside the Oakland Police Department to find additional suspect information and evidence.

A spokesperson for the Superior Court declined to comment on the case. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff's office at 510-667-7721.