Former Sen. Barbara Boxer assaulted, robbed in Oakland’s Jack London neighborhood, her office says


Photo by Michelle Robertson

Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, speaks during a press conference on the Affordable Care Act in this record photo.

Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, speaks during a press conference on the Affordable Care Act in this record photo.

There’s McNamee / Getty Images

Former Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, was attacked and robbed in the Jack London Oakland neighborhood on Monday, her office said in a tweet.

Boxer, 80, was attacked by a striker who “pushed him in the back, stole his cell phone and jumped into a waiting car,” the tweet told you.

The former senator was not seriously injured in the confrontation, according to the tweet.

The Oakland Police Department could not confirm whether Boxer was involved in a robbery and assault on Monday, but said a victim was walking on the 300 block of 3rd Street in Oakland when he was approached by someone. The police department said the Oakland Police Department’s flight section was investigating the incident.

More information was not immediately available.

Boxer was a senator for California from 1993 to 2017. He previously served as a U.S. representative representing Marine and Sonoma counties from 1983 to 1993. Prior to that, he served on the Marine County Supervisory Board for six years. He did not seek re-election to the Senate in 2016 and was replaced by Vice President Kamala Harris. He joined Mercury Public Affairs lobbying company as co-chair in 2020.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.



Leave a Comment