Police search for suspect of strong-arm robbery near Durant Avenue on Monday

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Berkeley police received a report of a strong-arm robbery near Durant Avenue and Fulton Street early Monday morning, according to a UCPD crime alert.

Berkeley Police Department was notified 12:13 a.m. of the incident, in which the 53-year-old female victim, who was walking near the intersection, was approached by the robbery suspect and struggled to maintain possession of her purse.

The victim was not injured, though the suspect managed to take the purse from the victim, police reported.

The suspect was last seen driving eastbound on Durant Avenue in a truck before turning southbound onto Ellsworth Street. Police searched the area but could not find the suspect. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 5-foot-9, and wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.

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Bo Kovitz is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @beau_etc.

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