UC Berkeley student suffers minor injuries from attempted robbery

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3/15/18: This article has been updated to reflect information from BPD Sgt. Andrew Frankel.

A UC Berkeley student was ambushed while walking near campus in an attempted robbery Sunday, according to a UCPD Nixle alert sent Wednesday afternoon.

The male victim was approached by a vehicle with its lights off while he was walking on Hearst Avenue near Euclid Avenue. According to the alert, the vehicle stopped near the victim, and three men “jumped out” and attacked him. One of the suspects attempted to grab the victim’s backpack, while the other two suspects kicked the victim.

The suspects, all of whom were described by male, according to BPD Sgt. Andrew Frankel, later fled the scene. The incident occurred around 2:50 a.m., Frankel added.

The victim was able to hold on to his property, the alert said. He was admitted to University Health Services for minor injuries.

Berkeley Police Department reminded students to utilize campus night safety services and to travel with a friend or in a group.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact BPD at 510-981-5900.

Amber Tang is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ambertang_dc.