A Berkeley man was injured after returning from a walk with his dog to find burglars in his home. According to the Berkeley Police Department, the incident happened at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 11 in the area of Senior Avenue and Fairlawn Drive in the north Berkeley hills.
When the man, who ABC7 reported is Steve Hill, returned to his home to find it was being burglarized, the suspects got into a (possibly cream colored) Cadillac Eldorado, according to BPD. As the burglars were fleeing, they struck Hill with the car causing a leg injury. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by the Berkeley Fire Department.
Kalena Gregory, who lives across the street from Hill, heard him shout at the burglars, who apparently kicked in his back door.
“I heard him yelling ‘Wait, wait, don’t do that, what are you doing?” said Gregory.
ABC7 reported that neighbors found Hill in the street just off of Grizzly Peak Boulevard yelling and in pain. He told the responding police officer that he had been hit in the face, then when the burglars were backing out their car, they pulled forward and ran over his leg
Hill reportedly runs the Steephill TV cycling website.
Berkeley Police said they are actively investigating the incident and pursuing leads at they are discovered.
Gregory said there have been two similar break-ins in the neighborhood in the last few weeks. Last week, burglars broke into two houses on Olympus by kicking in some doors.