Armed robbery takes place on Durant Avenue; suspects drive away

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An armed robbery took place in an off-street parking lot on the 2500 block of Durant Avenue, according to a Nixle community alert sent out by Berkeley Police Department and UCPD on Thursday morning.

According to the alert, three suspects robbed a man while at the off-street parking lot at about 3:50 a.m. Thursday morning. One suspect took the man’s phone, wallet and money after pointing a handgun at him, and all three drove away in a light-colored vehicle.

Ten minutes before the incident, officers responded to a different call about two suspects chasing a man and woman on the 2400 block of Bancroft Way. According to the alert, the pair was able to run away without confrontation.

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