ALAMEDA -- A man and a 16-year-old boy were in custody Tuesday after Alameda police served arrest warrants in Oakland in connection with a robbery last month at the Alameda Ferry Terminal in which several victims were pistol-whipped.
Steven Pham, 19, of Oakland was initially arrested shortly after the Aug. 18 robbery, but he was not immediately charged because prosecutors wished to secure more evidence, police said.
Along with arresting Pham again on Tuesday, police arrested a 16-year-old Oakland boy . They both face multiple felony charges.
The dozen victims had left a party and were gathered at the terminal's parking lot in the 3000 block of Main Street when at least five robbers confronted them about 1:35 a.m.
One robber asked a victim for a cigarette before some suspects drew guns and ordered the victims to lay on the pavement, police said.
The victims, who are in their late teens, were then robbed of cash and cell phones. Some were also pistol-whipped, police said.
The robbers fired several shots as they fled but no one was hit by gunfire, Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said.
"Our investigation has not shown that any among the two groups of people knew each other prior to this event," Horlbeck said Tuesday.
All the victims live in Alameda except for a 19-year-old Berkeley man. Four of the victims were treated in a hospital for injuries.
Pham was detained shortly after the robbery when he
A pistol was also recovered near the car, police said.
Alameda investigators served the warrants Tuesday in the 1000 block of International Boulevard and in the 2300 block of 21st Avenue in Oakland.
Horlbeck said the case remains under investigation and that additional arrests are possible.
Staff writer Harry Harris contributed to this report.
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