Strong-arm robbery occurs at UC Berkeley Tang Center; laptop spared

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About 7 p.m. Thursday, two male suspects approached a male victim while he was sitting in the north courtyard area of the University Health Services Tang Center at 2222 Bancroft Way, according to a UCPD Nixle alert.

A struggle ensued when one suspect attempted to grab the victim’s backpack from his hands. The victim released his backpack after he was punched several times in the face.

The second suspect then grabbed the backpack and ran away with it. The backpack was later found near the Berkeley Aquatic Park parking lot.

The victim, who is not affiliated with UC Berkeley and sought his own medical treatment after the incident, retained possession of his laptop and had no property of value in his backpack, according to the alert.

Anyone with more information about this crime is asked to call UCPD at 510-642-0472.

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