Five individuals from Berkeley and Oakland were arrested Saturday night after allegedly attempting to break into and rob an apartment on Allston Way.
On Saturday night, Berkeley police responded to a robbery in progress after the department received a distress call around 9:58 p.m., according to Officer Jennifer Coats, public information officer for Berkeley Police Department. The incident took place on an Allston Way apartment block, she said.
The two male victims in the apartment unit were able to safely barricade themselves in a bedroom as the suspects allegedly tried to force their way in. While the suspects allegedly demanded the victims’ property, the victims were able to safely reach out for help by calling 911.
Shortly afterward, the suspects attempted to flee from the apartment unit but were detained by Berkeley police. The suspects have since been charged with residential robbery.
Of the five suspects, three Berkeley residents have been identified in the incident as Jeremy Carter, 28, Amos Eaglebear, 22, and Beatrice Lopez, 28. Additionally, two Oakland residents were identified as Joshua Neal, 23, and Bernard Brown, 21.
Coats said that the five suspects were not able to take any property.