Armed robbery occurs at Channing and Fulton early Saturday morning

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An armed robbery occurred early Saturday morning at the intersection of Channing Way and Fulton Street.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., a man in his 30s, whose affiliation with the campus is unknown, was walking when he was approached by a man who was armed with a gun, according to a UCPD crime alert released Monday. The man took the victim’s backpack and fled, heading southbound on Atherton Street.

The victim was not injured during the encounter. UCPD and Berkeley Police Department searched the area but could not locate the perpetrator.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5-foot-11 in height and 160 pounds with a thin build, wearing a dark clothing and a black beanie.

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