The few overworked Oakland Police detectives who staff the Criminal Investigative Division don’t often catch a break like this: 21-year-old Walter Sayles walked into OPD headquarters on Wednesday to report being shot at earlier in the day. Instead, he was arrested for taking part in over 30 robberies in Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and elsewhere.
Sayles admitted to working with a partner as well as robbing people or businesses alone. His victims included gas stations, convenience stories, fast-food restaurants – Sayles also admitted to conducting a few street robberies as well.
Yesterday was a good day for OPD – 26-year-old Daniel Alem was arrested for robbing another 26-year-old man of his iPhone on Madison Street near Lake Merritt, and shooting the victim multiple times in the stomach after the man tried to get his phone back. The 26-year-old victim was reported to be in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen.