4 teenagers detained for allegedly robbing woman at South Berkeley bus stop

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Four teenagers allegedly robbed a woman at a South Berkeley bus stop Monday afternoon, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

According to an email from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel, the woman was standing at the corner of Ashby Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way bus stop with another woman at 1:21 p.m., when she was approached by two male teenagers.

One teenager took the woman’s cell phone, fled to a waiting car and was subsequently chased by the victim’s companion, said Frankel in an email. He added that the woman was dragged a short distance by the suspects’ vehicle.

The suspects were spotted by responding officers as they fled the scene, and were detained by BPD officers on Murray Street, according to Frankel. The victim’s phone was also found in the vehicle.

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