Six robberies occurred from Thursday to Monday throughout Berkeley, according to a Nixle alert released by the Berkeley Police Department on Tuesday.
About 10:18 p.m. Thursday, police received reports of a woman who was robbed by three suspects — one of them allegedly armed with a handgun — while standing on the 2100 block of Parker Street. The alert said the suspects allegedly robbed her of her cellphone and took off.
Another robbery occurred that night at 10:25 p.m. on the 2300 block of Dwight Way. According to the alert, four suspects cornered a woman against a vehicle.
“The suspects punched the woman, took her bag, and ran away—west on Dwight Way,” the alert stated.
On Saturday at 2:33 p.m., a woman was walking south on Shattuck Avenue. When she reached Allston Way, a suspect — who was wearing a respirator-type mask — came from behind her and allegedly stole her cellphone, according to the alert. Later that Saturday about 7:25 p.m., two women were robbed by two suspects, one of whom was allegedly armed with a handgun, while walking on the 2400 block of Warring Street. The suspects allegedly grabbed the backpacks from the women and then ran.
The Nixle alert stated that a suspect entered U.S. Smog and Gas on Shattuck Avenue armed with a shotgun, allegedly robbed the cashier and left the store. The crime occurred Sunday.
Another cellphone robbery occurred Monday about 1:15 p.m, according to the Nixle alert. A woman was standing at a bus stop on the 2800 block of Adeline Street when a suspect allegedly ran from behind her and “snatched” the phone from her hands. The suspect was last seen fleeing southbound on Milvia Street.
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