2 laptops stolen at coffee shops in Downtown Berkeley

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A group of five teenagers was arrested Thursday night in connection to two laptop thefts at two coffee shops in Downtown Berkeley, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel.

The first theft occurred just after 10 p.m. at the Starbucks on Oxford and Center streets. The group allegedly fled in a waiting vehicle and stole another laptop minutes later at 85C Bakery Cafe at 21 Shattuck Square, Frankel said.

The five teenagers were stopped by patrol officers on the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, where they were taken into custody.

Three of the suspects have been identified as residents of Oakland, while the other two are residents of Hayward, according to Frankel.

Sydney Fix is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @sydney_fix.