Four Teens Arrested, Linked To 19 Robberies Near ATMs, Police Say

February 10, 2019 10:00 am · 17 comments

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of robbing 19 people in San Leandro and Oakland during the month of January, police said.

The first robbery was reported in early January outside an ATM in downtown Oakland. The youths went on to rob 18 more people, including four people in San Leandro, according to police.

Detectives were able to link an address and vehicle to the crimes.

On Wednesday, a team of detectives tracked the vehicle as four suspects drove to a number of locations in east Contra Costa County and Alameda County.

Detectives eventually moved in on the suspects to arrest them. One of the suspects was armed, and a second gun was found in the vehicle, according to Benabou.

All of the suspects were 16 and 17 years old, Benabou said.

“These are violent crimes with the potential of someone getting very seriously hurt or killed,” Benabou said in a statement. “We were shocked to find that these crimes were orchestrated by juveniles.”

The teens were arrested and booked into juvenile hall in Alameda County.

Tsa February 10, 2019 at 10:57 AM

C’mon, they’re only children, let’s give them a slap on the wrist and set them free. It’s the California dream..
BS, send them to prison as adults where they belong!!!

Phil February 10, 2019 at 11:23 AM

I do not believe in age discrimination. Death penalty for these scumbags, even tho no one was killed. Look around. There are too many humans on the planet to begin with. Getting rid of the vicious criminals is a good start. No more “correctional” treatment; time to make them gone.

Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Death penalty? Even Dylann Roof, the guy who killed 9 african americans in that church massacre, avoided the death penalty. To be honest, your comment shows how scared you are of the world.

Michael February 10, 2019 at 11:29 AM

So…is this broad story have any connection to the person that was robbed at a WFB ATM while depositing a large sum of cash on Treat Blvd last month?

rings4me February 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Juvenile Hall??? So they then released to their parents the next day?? You know, the “parent or parents of the year” recipients. can’t wait until the pics are posted. Or maybe not (since they are under 18)

Foonman February 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM

As the criminals are getting younger, shouldn’t we start putting up mug shots? Just a thought..

THE ANIMAL February 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Juveniles or not, their names should be accessible since they committed
such crimes as armed robbery…………………………….

Ricardoh February 10, 2019 at 12:44 PM

A year for each robbery should do it.

Darwin February 10, 2019 at 8:09 PM

As long as the one year sentences are served consecutively and not concurrently. 18 years sound fair.

Kentucky Derby February 10, 2019 at 1:40 PM

I stopped using ATM’s several years ago. It’s not worth it.

I wouldn’t be surprised if these teenagers become career criminals. A lot of robberies at an early age. If it’s armed robbery, they should be tried as adults.

Original G February 10, 2019 at 2:10 PM

How emboldened, then again likelihood of one of their victims being armed in this state is low, because almost no conceal carry permits are issued . .

Why shouldn’t kids attack adults walking away from an ATM . . . .
Be clear, when progressive liberal politicians went soft on crime they included juveniles too.

Guess only ones secure and protected are politicians with armed security details. Wonder how many politicians have conceal carry permits ? ? ?

BornInLA February 10, 2019 at 2:29 PM

I believe they were 18 and 21 when they murdered their parents. I think Eric and Dylan from Columbine High School are better examples of psychopathic homicidal juveniles. I’ve read of psychopathic 10 year olds who have killed. Not the same as street punks.

An upbringing of abuse and lack of love and affection often results in sociopaths who become criminals. They lack empathy for others. Some can be rehabilitated, some cannot.

jon s February 10, 2019 at 5:19 PM

They were shocked that these juveniles committed these crimes?

ConcordMike February 11, 2019 at 12:17 AM

East Contra Costa? This might explain the increase of reckless drivers exceeding 100 mph heading out to Antioch daily. If not, probably closely associated. I’ve also seen an increase in drivers in Antioch who disregard traffic laws, i.e., red light runners, unlawfully driving in bike lane, breaking traction, etc.

Cartman February 11, 2019 at 9:44 AM


Mike February 11, 2019 at 12:44 PM

But, but, you need to be 21 to purchase or posses a firearm

jon s February 12, 2019 at 2:02 PM

I know wht you’re saying,but gun control people have little comprehension,and need to vent and propose things that could never ever happen

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