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Oakland police officers set up on 37th Street before entering an apartment complex on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in Oakland, Calif. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND -- An SUV used in a series of North Oakland robberies was recovered by police Thursday afternoon.

Two people in the vehicle were being questioned but had not been arrested, police said.

Emeryville police spotted the vehicle, a silver Dodge Nitro SUV, about 1:30 p.m. Thursday parked in the area of 37th Street and San Pablo Avenue.

Oakland police began watching the vehicle. When two people got into it and drove off about 2:30 p.m., officers followed it a few blocks before stopping it and detaining the occupants for questioning.

Streets in the area were shut down while police conducted their investigation.

Three male suspects using the SUV are believed responsible for at least five robberies of businesses between Feb. 21 and Monday. The Monday robberies happened at an ice cream shop on College Avenue and a cell phone store on Telegraph Avenue.