Arrests Made In Case Of Man Who Died During Laptop Theft

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January 02, 2020 - 9:38 am
Oakland police say they have arrested two suspects who were involved in the death of a Starbucks customer who tried to stop thieves from stealing his laptop in Oakland on Dec. 31, 2019.

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Two suspects were arrested Wednesday who Oakland police said were involved in the death of a Starbucks customer who tried to prevent thieves from stealing his laptop. 

More arrests are expected for the fatal encounter outside of the coffee chain's Montclair location Tuesday, police officials said. 

The theft happened at about 11:37 a.m. Tuesday at the Starbucks on Mountain Boulevard, where the victim was sitting inside and working on his computer.

At least one person grabbed the man’s laptop and ran to a waiting vehicle, according to authorities.

The victim tried to stop the thieves but ended up with major injuries as he was apparently dragged by the fleeing car on Antioch Street, around the corner from the cafe. 

Police have not released more information about the suspects, such as their ages, where they were arrested or where they live.

The victim, who has not been identified, died at a hospital.