A UC Berkeley student was robbed of his iPhone and cash on Southside Saturday night. No suspects have been arrested.
At approximately 9 p.m., the victim, a 20-year-old male student, was standing alone on the 2400 block of Channing Way west of Telegraph Avenue when he was approached by three males, according to a UCPD crime alert. The first suspect pushed the victim and demanded that he take out his property. The victim complied, and the suspect took the cash in the victim’s wallet.
Meanwhile, the second suspect grabbed the victim’s iPhone, and then the three suspects fled the scene on foot westbound on Channing, the crime alert said. UCPD and Berkeley Police Department officers searched the area but could not locate the suspects.
The victim was not injured during the encounter.
The suspects were described as three males of 25-30 years old, all with a medium to heavy build. One suspect was wearing a beanie, a black jacket with a white T-shirt on under it and jeans. The second suspect had short, almost shaved hair and was wearing a gray T-shirt and gray shorts. The third suspect had shoulder-length brown twisties and was wearing a gray T-shirt and gray knee-length shorts.
Stephanie Baer is the city news editor.