Woman pistol-whipped, carjacked at East Oakland gas station


OAKLAND — A 30-year-old woman pumping gas Wednesday evening at an East Oakland station was pistol-whipped and had her truck stolen, authorities said.

The woman was in stable condition after being taken to a hospital, where she was treated for head injuries.

The violent attack happened about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at a gas station in the 9700 block of Edes Avenue.

Police said the woman was pumping gas into her white Ford F150 truck when a car pulled up and a man got out. The man approached the woman from behind and began hitting her in the back of her head with a gun before taking off in the truck, police said.

The car the suspect arrived in also drove away.

The truck had not been recovered as of Thursday morning.

A detailed description of the man who attacked the woman has not been released.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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