OAKLAND, Calif. (KTLA) -- Authorities have confirmed a man died after he chased down a suspect who stole his laptop computer at a Starbucks in an Oakland neighborhood.
The man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, died of head injuries after being taken by ambulance to a hospital, authorities said.
The Starbucks location is on Mountain Boulevard in the Bay Area city’s upscale Montclair neighborhood.
The customer was working on his computer Tuesday morning when a suspect snatched the device and ran. The suspect then drove off in a nearby vehicle, authorities said.
Before the car drove off, witnesses said the customer grabbed a door handle causing him to slam his head into a parked car when the vehicle accelerated away, witnesses said.
Authorities did not immediately confirm the witness accounts.