OAKLAND -- For the second day in a row, a West Oakland elementary school was placed on lockdown while police combed nearby yards for a robbery suspect.

The robbery took place about 8:45 a.m. near 31st and West streets, when a woman's purse was stolen by a man who ran into yards near Hoover Elementary School at 890 Brockhurst St., police said.

Officers shut down streets in the area and locked the school down while they searched the for the man.

The suspect was arrested about 9:35 a.m., after he was seen hiding in a yard behind an apartment complex at Market and Brockhurst streets.

The lockdown was lifted a few minutes later, police said.

The incident came on the heels of a lockdown at same school the day before.

During that incident, a 33-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested by U.S. Marshals about 9:25 a.m. in the rear of a home in the 900 block of Brockhurst Street.

The man, an Oakland resident, was wanted in connection with a Fremont robbery, authorities said. Officers had information that he was staying in a home 3200 block of Market and as they were setting up, he escaped from the back of the house.

The search and resulting lockdown, started about 8 a.m. when the suspect was seen in the 3300 block of Market Street.

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