OAKLAND -- Three boys, ages 13, 14 and 15, have been charged with a pair of Monday robberies, including one where a woman dropping her 3-year-old son off at a day care center had a car stolen, authorities said.

The three are also charged with a robbery in the Dimond District three hours later and are suspected of some other robberies in the Chinatown area, authorities said.

Police said the three, whose names were not released, admitted their involvement and implicated each other. A teenage girl is still being sought as a suspect.

The three are Oakland residents. The older two attend Skyline High School and the 13-year-old goes to school in Antioch, authorities said.

The spree started about noon Monday in the 2300 block of 10th Avenue where a 27-year-old woman had just parked a 2000 Mazda belonging to a friend so she could drop her 3-year-old son off at a day care center.

She was confronted by the three youths who ordered her and the child out of the car and drove away in it.

Officer Omar Daza-Quiroz said the suspects admitted going to Chinatown where they said they robbed a woman of her purse and tried unsuccessfully to rob a man of his phone. Police are trying to locate the victims.

About 3 p.m. the 15-year-old and the teen girl robbed a 41-year-old woman at gunpoint of her purse near MacArthur Boulevard and Boston Avenue and fled in the Mazda.


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Police said Officer Teddy Jew was responding to that robbery when he was flagged down by a man who had seen the suspects in the Mazda acting suspiciously and pointed out where the car was in the 3000 block of Capp Street. Jew saw the three boys standing near the car and detained them. A pellet gun believed used in the robbery of the 41-year-old woman was found in some bushes near the car, Daza-Quiroz said. Except for the car, none of losses in the other robberies was recovered, police said.