Posted 2/5/2024, 10:00:00 AM
Parents Outraged After Son Robbed at Gunpoint on 21st Birthday in Oakland; Offer Reward as City's Complacency About Crime Draws Criticism
- Parents of a 21-year-old man robbed at gunpoint in Oakland lament crime has become the "new normal" in the area
- Son was celebrating birthday with parents in California when he and friends were robbed filling up rental car at gas station
- Parents claim authorities and community seem "nonchalant" about crimes happening; gas station attendant told them robberies happen daily
- Mother offers $10,000 reward for information on robbers, criticizes lack of security and complacency allowing "downward spiral"
- Parents emailed Oakland mayor and California governor about crime wave but have not received any response, say leaders don't take crime seriously