(KRON) — Three suspects are at large from an armed robbery that happened overnight on Friday. The armed robbery happened around 12:50 a.m. at Colonial Donuts.
Video obtained by KRON4 (above) shows the robbery in which three unknown individuals walked into the front door and robbed the donut shop at 3318 Lakeshore Ave.
Around the 10-second mark in the video, one of the suspects is pointing a gun at the cashier. In fear for their lives, the employee complied with the suspects’ demands.
The suspects then began to steal from the cash register. The Oakland Police Department is investigating the robbery and said the suspects ran away from the area with an unknown amount of cash.
“We’ve been in situations where we’ve been robbed (before),” Colonial Donuts owner told KRON4. “They’ll point a gun and whatnot, give them the cash and they’ll leave. For the fact that they were so aggressive and having them jump over (the counter) is number one, the most alarming thing.
“I’m just thankful that the situation wasn’t a different one where we’re discussing shots were fired, actual injuries occurred. In this case, the staff handled it well — as best as they could.”
Four employees — three bakers and one cashier — were working at the time of the robbery, according to the business owner. No injuries were reported. OPD did not provide suspect descriptions at this time.
Colonial Donuts has been operating in Oakland for 40 years, and the Lakeshore Avenue location where the robbery happened is open 24/7. The business has two other locations at 1000 Broadway and 6126 La Salle Ave.