Man is victim of strong armed robbery on Shattuck

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A strong armed robbery took place on the 2100 Block of Shattuck Avenue Monday evening according to a UCPD crime alert.

A 23 year old UC student was texting on his phone around 10:05 p.m. when the suspect approached him and grabbed his phone. The victim proceeded to chase the suspect according to the report.

A UCPD police officer in a patrol car witnessed two individuals run into the intersection of Shattuck and Allston. The officer saw the suspect turn around and throw punches at the victim according to the report. The suspect then ran into the BART station followed by the victim.

The officer pursued both individuals into the station where he caught up to the victim and told him to remain where he was. The officer then found the suspect on the lower train platform and arrested him.  The victim sustained minor injuries in the encounter and his property was recovered and returned according to the report.

According to the UCPD crime alert, the suspect arrested is described as:

Flavio Villegas, an 18 year old Hispanic male, 5’09” in height, with
a medium build, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Jacob Brown is the lead higher education reporter. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @jacobebrown.