Former Senator Barbara Boxer was attacked and stolen from her cell phone on Monday while in northern California, according to a Twitter post from her account.
Boxer, a Democrat from California, was in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland when someone shoved her on the back and took her phone, according to the tweet.
“Earlier today, former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland,” one can read on social networks. “The assailant pushed her on the back, stole her cell phone and jumped into a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.”
The statement posted on Boxer’s Twitter account said she was “grateful that she was not seriously injured.”
Fox News has contacted a Boxer representative for additional information.
The Oakland Police Department said the theft took place at 1:15 p.m. in the 300 block of 3rd Street. He declined to confirm whether Boxer was the victim.
“The suspect took the loss of the victim by force and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle,” police said in a statement.
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The department’s flight section is investigating the incident. A reward of $ 2,000 is offered for any information leading to an arrest.
Boxer, 80, served in the US Senate from 1993 to 2017. She was replaced by then-California attorney general Kamala Harris after choosing not to run for re-election.
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Prior to serving in the Senate, Boxer served for a decade in the House of Representatives.