Two suspects arrested for robbery in South Berkeley

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Updated 8/30/18: This article has been updated to reflect additional information from a BPD Nixle alert. 

Two suspects have been arrested in relation to a robbery that occurred in South Berkeley on Aug. 13.

Daevon Hudson, an 18-year-old man from Antioch, was charged with second-degree robbery for driving a car that almost ran over the victim of the robbery, according to documents from the Alameda County Superior Court. On Aug. 30, detectives arrested the suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from San Leandro, who grabbed the cell phone of the victim in the robbery, according to a Nixle alert on Aug. 30.

As first reported by Berkeleyside, the robbery took place about 5:15 p.m. at the corner of Ashby Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way when a man jumped out of a car that had stopped at the curb, grabbed a woman’s phone out of her hands and got back into the car.

As the woman reached into the car’s window to try to reclaim her phone, the car drove away quickly, dragging the victim for a short distance and almost injuring her significantly, according to court documents.

“The car sped away nearly crushing the victim between the car and curb/trash can/pole and causing her to fall on to the pavement with her left arm nearly run over by the right, rear tire of the car,” the court documents said.

Oakland police officers identified the vehicle the next night and arrested Hudson on probable cause that he was the driver during the robbery, the court documents said.

During an interrogation, Hudson said he owned and drove the car that was used during the robbery, according to court documents.

Hannah Piette is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @Hannah_PietteDC.