Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in Oakland
Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on social media that she was assaulted and robbed Monday afternoon near Oakland’s Jack London Square.
The 80-year-old Boxer was pushed in the back by an assailant who took her cell phone and then jumped into a waiting car, according to a post on her Twitter account.
Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.”
— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) July 26, 2021
“She is thankful that she was not seriously injured,” the post said.
Boxer served as a U.S. Senator from California from 1993 to 2017.
In response to inquiries, Oakland police would not name Boxer but released a statement saying that a robbery occurred in the area at 1:15 p.m., when a victim walking in the 300 block of 3rd Street was approached by a suspect.
“The suspect forcefully took loss from the victim, and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle,” police said in the short statement. “This incident is currently being investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Robbery Section.”
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