A group of UC Berkeley students were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning, according to Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Officer Byron White.
At approximately 1:43 a.m., three 19- to 21 year-old campus students were walking on the 2900 block of Dwight Way when a car pulled up next to them. Two male suspects — one of whom was armed with a handgun — stepped out of the car and surrounded the group, demanding that the students hand over their property.
The suspects took their bags and cellphones and drove away and were last seen heading west on Dwight Way, according to White.
Witnesses described the first suspect as a Black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a hefty build, “short dreds,” wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and armed with a handgun. The second suspect was described as a Black male in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall with a skinny build and wearing a black mask on his face.
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