A UC Berkeley affiliate was the victim of armed robbery Friday night near Northside.
A 20-year-old male was walking towards the Foothill Dining Commons on Gayley Road south of Hearst Avenue when he was approached by a male around 11:00 p.m, according to police. After asking to use the victim’s cell phone, the suspect allegedly attempted to grab the phone.
As the victim struggled with the suspect, a light colored vehicle pulled up beside them. According to a UCPD crime alert, a second suspect exited the vehicle and threatened the victim with a handgun. When the victim continued to refuse to release his cell phone, the second suspect allegedly reached into the victim’s pocket and took his wallet.
The first suspect then released the cell phone and both suspects fled in the vehicle heading south on Gayley Road, according to the alert.
The victim was not injured during the incident. Berkeley Police Department and UCPD officers searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspects or the vehicle.
Below is the UCPD Crime Alert description of the suspects and their vehicle:
Suspect #1 – A Black male, 28-32 years of age, 6’00” in height, 200 lbs.,
bald with brown eyes, wearing a black sweatshirt with a front pocket, and
long light colored shorts.
Suspect #2 – A Black male, 28-35 years of age, 5’10” in height, 190 lbs.,
armed with a semi-automatic handgun.
Suspect #3 – A White male, 22-25 years of age (driver of the vehicle).
Suspect Vehicle – Light colored (possibly white, silver or gray), older
four door sedan with a dark colored pinstripe.
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Adelyn Baxter is the news editor.
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