Surveillance video used in The Oakland Police Department's investigation of the incident shows a man jump out of a white sedan and attempt to break the woman's passenger side window. He then smashes the back passenger side window and climbs inside to steal her purse and backpack.
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The woman was understandably shaken, even several days following the incident which happened before the 22nd St. intersection after she left a nearby bank.
She did not want to go on camera but said during a phone call with ABC7 News, she thought she was going to be killed.
"I was yelling and looking at him and we made eye contact," said the victim.
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Though law enforcement sources say this is kind of break-in seems unusual it's not the first time we've seen break-ins and robberies while driving.
Back in February, two real estate photographers were targeted while approaching an on-ramp in San Francisco. They had just left a photoshoot.
Oakland police say they've seen a 115% increase in armed carjackings this year compared to last. Police are using this video in their investigation and ask anyone with information to come forward.
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