A man who had his laptop stolen from a Starbucks in Oakland, California, on New Year’s Eve died from injuries he received when he tried to chase down the suspect and was struck by the getaway vehicle, according to police.
Witnesses reported that the man was working on his laptop when the suspect walked by and grabbed it. When the man ran out of the Starbucks and chased the suspect, he was hit by the suspect’s vehicle as it sped off.
Oakland Police said that there was a “getaway vehicle” waiting outside the coffee shop. The Oakland Fire Department was in the area and responded immediately, but the man died from his injuries hours later.