Students victims of armed robbery south of UC Berkeley campus

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Two students were the victims of an armed robbery Sunday night near the intersection of Channing Way and Ellsworth Street.

At approximately 9 p.m., one male and one female student were near a parking structure when they were approached by two unknown men, who proceeded to rob the victims of their backpacks and cell phones, according to a UCPD crime alert released Tuesday.

One of the suspects allegedly was armed with a gun, but the victims were not injured during the encounter, according to the alert.

The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Ellsworth, according to the alert. The Berkeley Police Department and UCPD searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.

Below is the UCPD crime alert description of  the suspects:

Suspect 1 – Black male, early 20s, 5’10” tall, thin or average build, goatee, wearing a purple sweatshirt, dark pants and armed with a gun.

Suspect 2 – Black male, 5’10”, average build wearing a black sweatshirt or fleece jacket and dark pants.

Chloe Hunt covers crime. Contact her at [email protected].