August 9, 2020

CARS VANDALIZED, BUT LOT OWNER IS ANGRY WITH OAKLAND POLICE RESPONSE:

A used car lot owner in East Oakland tells KTVU his business has been targeted repeatedly by criminals. They’ve stolen from him and vandalized cars.

Abdul Alatuali, owner of Mission Bay Auto Sales says at 6:30 Thursday morning, surveillance video shows a man vandalizing five cars on his lot on International Boulevard with spray paint.

He’s angry and frustrated by the response from Oakland police.

Alatuali estimates the damage at more than $11,000.

He called 911 to report the crime and was told by the dispatcher that he needs to file an online police report.

“No, I don’t go online. Why I’m paying taxes-for what? ” says Alatuali.

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