Neighborhood on edge after woman robbed at gunpoint in Alameda neighborhood

Bay Area

ALAMEDA (KRON) — Police in Alameda are investigating after two men allegedly approached a woman walking her dog Sunday afternoon and robbed her at gunpoint.

Authorities say the robbery occurred on San Jose Avenue at Willow Street just before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Two men approached the victim and took the her property, according to police.

No one was injured during the incident and police say the two suspects left the scene in a car and took off with the woman’s new iPhone.

Security video shows a dark-colored van pulling up to a woman walking her dog on San Jose Avenue.

A person then jumps out and points a gun at her.

Screams are then heard as she is then seen tossing the phone to the suspect.

“It’s all always bad no matter where it is, but it’s getting too close to home,” said resident Chris Stento.

Stento says he’s lived in the neighborhood for almost 20 years.

He says this type of crime doesn’t happen around here and it’s becoming concerning.

“I’ve got kids and I’m worried about my neighborhood. I think that’s something going on everywhere now and I don’t know how to fix it,” he said.

Police say the investigation remains ongoing.

Police have not provided a description of the two suspects.

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