A 20-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted purse snatching Wednesday evening on Southside.
At approximately 6:12 p.m., the victim was walking along the 2200 block of Durant Avenue when she was approached by a male and female, according to a UCPD crime alert released Friday. The female suspect proceeded to allegedly spray the victim with pepper spray in an attempt to take her purse.
The victim managed to hold on to her purse and was not injured in the attack, according to the alert. The suspects then fled the area, possibly in a white vehicle.
The Berkeley Police Department searched the area but was unable to locate either the suspects or the vehicle.
According to the UCPD crime alert, the suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 – A Black female, 23 years of age, 5’04” in height, heavy build, black hair in a bun, wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 – A Black male, 23 years of age, 6’4” in height, with a thin build.
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