2 cellphone thefts occur in Berkeley


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Two cellphone thefts occurred in Berkeley on Monday, according to a Berkeley Police Department Nixle alert sent at 1 p.m. Thursday.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, a 20-year-old woman was walking on the 2400 block of Dwight Way when a suspect ran up behind her and grabbed the cellphone out of her hands, according to the alert. The suspect was last seen running with another person eastbound on Dwight Way.

At 8:50 p.m. that same evening, two suspects ran up behind a 21-year-old woman and grabbed the cellphone she was using while walking on the 2300 block of Durant Avenue, the alert said. The two suspects were last seen running northbound on Ellsworth Street. During the incident, the woman received a minor injury that did not require further medical treatment.

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