A Berkeley gas station was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon, leading to a search for a suspect who has yet to be found.
The Berkeley Police Department received a call regarding a robbery at a Chevron gas station at 3048 Ashby Ave. around 2:04 p.m. Tuesday, and when officers arrived at the scene, the suspect had already fled by foot, according to Berkeley police Lt. Andrew Greenwood.
The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic pistol and took a small amount of cash, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss, spokesperson for the department.
Greenwood said approximately 10 officers searched unsuccessfully for two hours for the suspect in the area surrounding the station. According to an email from Kusmiss, officers spoke to neighbors who said they believed they saw the suspect go east of the gas station.
As of 4:15 p.m., the search had ended, although the investigation is ongoing.
No one was injured in the incident and no shots were fired, according to Greenwood.
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Soumya Karlamangla is the city news editor.
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