Man robbed of laptop at Channing Way, Bowditch Street

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A man was robbed of his laptop at the intersection of Channing Way and Bowditch Street around midnight Saturday.

The victim was walking eastbound on Channing Way from Bowditch Street when he felt his laptop being grabbed from his hands, according to a UCPD crime alert released Saturday. The victim followed the suspect, who allegedly ran toward a white sedan, and attempted unsuccessfully to take the laptop back.

The suspect then entered the sedan and fled south on Bowditch Street, according to the alert. Berkeley Police Department did not find the suspect after searching the scene.

The alert described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s, 6-foot in height with a slim build, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and baggy blue jeans. The vehicle that the suspect allegedly fled in is described as a white four-door sedan, which could be a Mercedes.

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