3 suspects allegedly rob UC Berkeley student in MLK Student Union

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UCPD is investigating a case of strong arm robbery against a UC Berkeley student in Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union that occurred Tuesday.

According to a UCPD Nixle alert, the male victim was sitting at a table in the lower level of MLK Student Union when a male suspect approached the table and allegedly grabbed the victim’s phone about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. The alert said the victim chased the suspect to retrieve his phone, but stopped when the suspect allegedly tried to punch him. When the victim returned to his table, he found that his backpack and all of its contents had been stolen.

“UCPD believes that three suspects were involved,” the alert said. “UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspects.”

The alert said the victim was not physically injured during the incident. The victim did, however, suffer a monetary loss of about $1,146 from the robbery, according to the UCPD crime log.

The alert described the first suspect as a Hispanic male with a light build, about 5 feet 11 inches in height, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The second suspect was described by the alert as a male with a medium build, light complexion and balding head, about 5 feet 7 inches in height, wearing a white t-shirt, black pants and black shoes. According to the alert, the third suspect was described as an Asian male with a medium build and complexion and black medium length straight hair, about 5 feet 9 inches in height, wearing a black cap, black long sleeve shirt and black jeans and shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call UCPD at 510-642-0472.

Check back for updates.

Chantelle Lee is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ChantelleHLee.

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  • California Defender

    “…the victim chased the suspect to retrieve his phone, but stopped when the suspect allegedly tried to punch him. When the victim returned to his table, he found that his backpack and all of its contents had been stolen.”

    Not a shred of honor to be found anywhere in the leftist utopia of Berkeley. Apparently no student is safe, not even in broad daylight in the middle of the student union.

    I can just see the scene:

    Berkeleyite 1: Ha ha, that guy just had his phone stolen and is chasing after the thief!

    Berkeleyite 2: Look, he left his backpack.

    Berkeleyite 1: He must not want it anymore.

    Berkeleyite 2: Wow, nice stuff in here! Our lucky day!