An armed robbery took place on the 2500 block of Benvenue Avenue Thursday evening.
A 21-year-old male was standing on the sidewalk around 6:05 p.m. when he was approached by two suspects, according to a UCPD crime alert released Friday. One suspect allegedly pointed a pistol at the victim’s chest and demanded his property.
The victim complied and gave his cellphone and bicycle to the suspect, the alert says. The victim, whose affiliation to UC Berkeley is unknown, was not harmed during the encounter.
The suspects fled the scene on foot and dropped the bicycle a short distance away from the victim, who recovered it.
Berkeley Police Department officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
According to the UCPD crime alert, the suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 – a Black male, approximately 19-20 years of age, 5’9” in height, thin/athletic build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.
Suspect #2 – a Black male, approximately 19-20 years of age, thin/athletic build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.