OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A business owner in Oakland was detained after arming himself to protect his store from a robbery Sunday morning, police said.
Oakland police say they received multiple reports of an armed individual standing in the street in the 4800 block of Telegraph Avenue shortly before 7 a.m.
Officers safely detained the armed individual and later learned that he was the owner of a business. They say the owner who was inside the business armed himself after observing individuals breaking in and taking items at the store.
The surveillance video shows two suspects entering U&I Liquor attempting to steal items when the store owner confronted them with what appears be a handgun.
Nearby streets were shut down as a search was conducted.
The suspects ran away from the area prior to police arrival, OPD said. It is unclear if police arrested the two suspects.
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