Woman allegedly robbed in North Berkeley

A woman was allegedly attacked and robbed of her purse in North Berkeley last Monday night.

At about 10:55 p.m., the 26-year-old woman was walking home from the Downtown Berkeley BART station when she was approached by another woman on Le Conte Avenue between Scenic Avenue and Hearst Avenue, according to a UCPD crime alert.

The victim was addressed by the suspect, who then allegedly grabbed the victim’s hair, pointed a gun and demanded her property when the victim attempted to respond. As the victim struggled, she was allegedly hit on the head several times with the gun.

The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and possibly fled westbound on Hearst Avenue toward Oxford Street in an older-model silver car, the alert states.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. UCPD searched the area but was unable to locate the suspect or the car, according to the alert.

The suspect is described as a female, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, 140 pounds, straight shoulder-length hair and wearing dark clothing.

Allie Bidwell is the news editor.