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alert-–-oakland-fights-back!-furious-driver-slams-suv-into-thieves’-car-after-they-smashed-window-and-grabbed-purse-at-stop-light-in-broad-daylightAlert – Oakland fights back! Furious driver slams SUV into thieves’ car after they smashed window and grabbed purse at stop light in broad daylight

Footage has emerged showing a furious driver slam their SUV into a car of thieves after they smashed a car window and grabbed a purse while at a stop light. 

The dashcam clip, which has been shared on social media, captured the thieves grabbing the purse from a white Subaru. 

A figure dressed in all black quickly retreats back to a vehicle where a getaway driver is waiting. 

As the brazen pair attempt to flee the scene, the Subaru driver has other ideas and gives chase – smashing their car into the side of the vehicle.

The two individuals, both adorned in black, quickly escape the vehicle and make off on foot, seemingly empty handed. 

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The dashcam clip, which has been shared on social media, captured the thieves grabbing the purse from a white Subaru

The dashcam clip, which has been shared on social media, captured the thieves grabbing the purse from a white Subaru

As the brazen pair attempt to flee the scene , the Subaru driver has other ideas and gives chase - smashing their car into the side of the vehicle

As the brazen pair attempt to flee the scene , the Subaru driver has other ideas and gives chase – smashing their car into the side of the vehicle

The footage was captured earlier this month in East Oakland, with the timestamp on the footage indicating it happened just after 1pm.

DailyMail.com has approached Oakland Police Department for comment on the clip.  

Since being shared, locals have been expressing their delight at the actions of the Subaru driver for fighting back.

One person commented: ‘I’m not even mad at the white vehicle…it’s time to fight back.’

Another posted: ‘Time for all citizens in Oakland to be armed. We need vigilantes.’

While another said: ‘The citizens are tired they on what you on now.’

Another added: ‘I’m not sure why anyone would want to live in Oakland. What a failed city.’

The last comment referred to rising crime in the California city, which has lead many businesses to flee the area. 

Data from Oakland’s police force reveal that robberies increased by a massive 38% from 2022 to 2023.

Motor vehicle theft in particular saw a major rise, with the force reporting 44% more in 2023 compared with 2022.

The footage was captured earlier this month in East Oakland, with the timestamp on the footage indicating it happened just after 1pm

The footage was captured earlier this month in East Oakland, with the timestamp on the footage indicating it happened just after 1pm

The two individuals, both adorned in black, quickly escape the vehicle and make off on foot, seemingly empty handed

The two individuals, both adorned in black, quickly escape the vehicle and make off on foot, seemingly empty handed

The footage was captured earlier this month in East Oakland, with the timestamp on the footage indicating it happened just after 1pm

The footage was captured earlier this month in East Oakland, with the timestamp on the footage indicating it happened just after 1pm

Since being shared, locals have been expressing their delight at the actions of the Subaru driver for fighting back

Since being shared, locals have been expressing their delight at the actions of the Subaru driver for fighting back

There were 8,675 car theft cases in the city in 2022, compared with 12,956 last year. Burglaries also jumped 23% from the previous year.

The city has reported homicides shooting up 80 percent in July 2023 compared to 2019 rates. 

Earlier this month, a retired judge hit out at the Mayor of Oakland Shen Thao claiming she had ‘ruined the city’.

Superior Court Judge Brenda Harbin-Forte slammed the mayor while running a petition to have Thao removed from office. 

Earlier this month, a retired judge hit out at the Mayor of Oakland Shen Thao, seen here, claiming she had 'ruined the city'

Earlier this month, a retired judge hit out at the Mayor of Oakland Shen Thao, seen here, claiming she had ‘ruined the city’ 

She told KVTU: ‘People who say give her more time. More time to do what? She has ruined our city.’ 

The former judge added: ‘She didn’t inherit all these problems. She caused a number of problems.’

Harbin-Forte is heading the petition to have Thao recalled as mayor, with those looking to have her dumped needing to obtain 25,000 signatures by July. 

An exclusive report for DailyMail.com revealed that Oakland has potentially the most dangerous square mile for crime in all of America.

Three gas stations and fast-food joints that surround Oakland Airport have become notorious for vehicle thefts.

Within a single square mile, cops claim criminals strike a dozen times or more per day, every day, mainly targeting victims who are headed to and from the airport.

Also shuttered was the city’s only In N Out Burger due to soaring crime – the only restaurant the chain has ever shuttered in its history.