On Monday, Berkeley Police Department officers arrested a man on suspicion of robbing Kathmandu Market and Deli.
At 8:15 p.m., Robert Trevor McClanahan entered Kathmandu Market and Deli without wearing a mask and was yelling, according to BPD spokesperson Byron White. The store clerk told McClanahan that masks had to be worn inside the store, but he was ignored.
White said McClanahan allegedly retrieved a soda from the refrigerated display and continued to the exit without paying. When the clerk attempted to intervene, McClanahan allegedly swung a knife at the clerk several times, missing each time.
McClanahan allegedly left the store with the soda and was arrested nearby by BPD officers on charges of robbery, White added.