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Video: Brazen armed thieves rob Oakland convenience store at gunpoint

OAKLAND -- Five young thieves strolled into an Oakland convenience store over the weekend, pulled out a handgun on the clerk and stole thousands of dollars. 

The brazen crime was captured on surveillance video. 

Oakland police investigators said the incident took place on Saturday night just before midnight in a West Oakland convenience store.

On video, you can see the five thieves -- wearing black masks and hoodies -- walk into the store and calmly approach the clerk.

They first ask for purchase tobacco. When the clerk asked for their IDs, one of the suspects pulled out a gun and demanded cash.

At one point a customer walked in. The thieves quickly ran out of the store, escaping with thousands of dollars and fistful of tobacco products.

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