Elderly Oakland couple held at gunpount in brazen daytime home robbery

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An Oakland couple was held up at gunpoint in the driveway of their own home in the middle of the day. (KGO-TV)

An Oakland couple was held up at gunpoint in the driveway of their own home in the middle of the day.

The 77-year-old victim of the violent attack said it came out of nowhere, as he and his wife were getting into their car in their own driveway in the Fruitvale neighborhood they've lived in for 40 years.

The incident was captured on a neighbor's surveillance camera.

"One guy hit me in the head on one side, then the other one," said victim Aberto Huizar.

Huizar is the man seen fighting off the attack in the surveillance video. It was a sunny day, his birthday, when two men wearing orange hoodies walked up, demanded his wallet and started ripping his wife's jewelry off of her neck. One man hit Huizar in the head with the gun.

"I was mad, real mad. I was thinking of my wife," Huizar said.

Huizar and his wife both ended up with cuts and bruises, but are otherwise okay. He reported it to Oakland police, who also picked up the video, but hasn't heard anything since. So Huizar contacted councilman Noel Gallo.

"And wanted me to follow up to see if anything has happened, because other senior women on the block have been robbed the same way that he's been robbed," Gallo said.

Sofia Diaz also lives on the 33rd Avenue. She says crime has definitely gone up on her block right across the street from an elementary school.

"I don't like to walk around at night," Diaz said. "Our tenant upstairs had her car broken into at least five times if not more. We have our own security camera that we've caught at least on robbery on."

Oaakland police say they are investigating the incident, but so far, have made no arrests.
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