Woman victim of attempted iPhone robbery

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A woman was the victim of an attempted strong arm robbery on Southside Saturday night, according to police.

The 17-year-old woman was walking on Channing Way near Telegraph Avenue around 8:45 p.m. Saturday when she was approached by two females, according to a UCPD crime alert released Monday.

The suspects demanded that the victim hand over her iPhone and threatened bodily harm, according to the crime alert. The victim managed to maintain possession of her iPhone, and the suspects fled westbound on Channing, according to the alert.

Berkeley police officers were unable to locate the suspects after searching the area.

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