Berkeley police arrest man after 2 failed robbery attempts

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Berkeley police arrested a 35-year-old child care provider Thursday morning after the man attempted to rob two different people, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

Louis Williams tried unsuccessfully to steal a woman’s cellphone. He later attempted to take a man’s wallet, but the victim ran away, Berkeley Police Department Lt. Dan Montgomery said in the Berkeleyside article.

Williams then attempted to flee from police officers by running into the Downtown Berkeley BART station and was arrested at 11:13 a.m., according to the article.

The article states that the two robbery attempts took place near Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way.

Williams is currently being held at Berkeley Jail, according to Alameda County online records. His pretrial hearing is set for Feb. 8.

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Amber Tang is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ambertang_dc.