Male victim assaulted, robbed in South Berkeley Friday night

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Update 1/23/2017: This article has been updated to reflect additional information from Berkeley Police Department. 

A male victim was robbed and assaulted at the intersection of Carleton and Ellsworth streets Friday night at about 9:21 p.m., according to a UCPD crime alert.

The alert stated that two Black males — 18 to 20 years old with medium build and height — allegedly approached the victim and demanded his property, striking him with a pistol. The alleged suspect holding the gun was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, according to the alert.

The suspects then allegedly took the victim’s wallet and cell phone, according to Berkeley Police Department Officer Byron White, and fled eastbound on Derby Street toward Telegraph Avenue. Subsequently, the victim was transported to a local hospital, and BPD searched the area but was unable to locate the alleged suspects.

Police are unsure whether the victim was a campus student.

Community members who have more information about the crime are encouraged to contact BPD at (510) 981-5900. BPD is advising the campus community to travel in groups and avoid dark or deserted areas.

Jessica Lynn is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @jessicailynn.