Two armed robberies occur on Southside days apart

Two separate armed robberies occurred south of campus this week, according to police. The first occurred Tuesday at about 1:20 a.m. when a 63-year-old male victim was walking near the intersection of Durant and College avenues, according to a UCPD crime alert. According to the alert, five male teens approached
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Robbery attempted on Southside Thursday

A robbery was attempted Thursday near the intersection of Haste and Dana streets. The Berkeley Police Department responded to the incident at about 6:10 p.m., according to a UCPD Crime Alert. According to the alert, the suspect is described as a teenage male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black
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Attempted rape committed at Occupy Berkeley camp Tuesday

A man associated with Occupy Berkeley allegedly attempted to rape a woman inside a tent at the encampment Tuesday. According to a crime blotter released by the Berkeley Police Department, at about 7:28 p.m. the man entered the female victim’s tent at the encampment at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center
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Protesters rally before Occupy Cal demonstrators’ proceedings

A group of UC Berkeley students, faculty and Occupy Cal protesters called for Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s resignation during a rally in Oakland Monday morning before scheduled court proceedings for some of the movement’s protesters. The proceedings — which took place at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse — for the 39
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Woman sexually assaulted in Eucalyptus Grove

A woman was sexually assaulted in the Eucalyptus Grove on the UC Berkeley campus in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Around 3:30 a.m., the woman was walking alone in the grove — south of University Drive near the west edge of campus — when a man allegedly approached her,
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Fewer homicides seen in city, state and nation

By this time last year, six homicides had been committed in Berkeley. So far this year, that number is one. That number has decreased in the past four years and represents an extreme example of similar homicide trends across the state and country, where homicides have also decreased. “The City
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Woman robbed on Southside Monday night

A man allegedly robbed a female with a sharp object Monday night on Southside. The victim was walking in the area of Blake Street and Chilton Way at around 11:30 p.m. when an man allegedly grabbed her from behind and pressed a sharp knifelike object into her side, demanding her
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