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Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles in 2018.
Former California Senator Barbara Boxer was the victim of assault and theft in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland on Monday, her office said.
“The attacker poked her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped into a waiting car,” said a spokesman for Boxer’s office. “She is grateful that she was not seriously injured.”
The attack and robbery occurred on Monday at 1:15 p.m. local time on the 300th block of 3rd Street, the Oakland Police Department confirmed to CNN.
The suspect had “forcibly stolen” Boxer’s cell phone and fled the area in a nearby waiting vehicle, the police said.
This incident is currently being investigated by the police’s robbery department, the police said. The department is offering up to $ 2,000 as a reward, which will result in an arrest in the case.
The former Democratic Senator was in office from 1993 to 2017, her successor being today’s Vice President Kamala Harris.