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Man robbed in Downtown Berkeley

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JUNE 28, 2011

A man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery in Downtown Berkeley Sunday morning.

At about 2:15 a.m., the victim, a 23-year-old male, was on his bicycle on the intersection of Addison Street and Shattuck Avenue when he was allegedly approached from behind by two males who pulled him off his bicycle.

The suspects allegedly took several possessions, including the victim’s iPod and cash. The suspects took over $200 in cash from the victim, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.

One of the suspects pushed the victim into a metal tree guard, lacerating the victim’s lower lip, according to a UCPD crime alert. The suspects then fled on foot in an unknown direction, the alert states.

The victim was not seriously injured and declined medical treatment at the scene, the alert states.

After searching the area, BPD was unable to locate the two suspects, according to the alert.

One of the suspects is described as a male adult, 22 to 26 years old, 6 feet in height, approximately 200 pounds with curly flat top hair. The other suspect is described as a male adult, 22 to 26 years old, 6 feet in height and approximately 200 pounds, according to the alert.

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JUNE 29, 2011