Crime

Two robberies, one at gunpoint, occur near Cal

No one has yet been arrested in two separate robberies that occurred Sunday near campus. Image: Google Maps

No one has yet been arrested in two separate robberies that occurred Sunday near campus. Image: Google Maps

Two women were robbed, one at gunpoint, in separate incidents near the UC Berkeley campus Sunday. No one has been arrested, but police released suspect descriptions from both incidents on Monday.

At 1:58 a.m., a 20-year-old woman was walking in the 2500 block of Hillegass near Dwight Way when she heard footsteps behind her.

“She heard a voice say ‘Don’t move,’” said police in a written statement released by the University of California Police Department. “The victim turned around and suspect #1 grabbed her by the neck.”

Two other people took the woman’s property, including a laptop and an iPhone. She screamed and they pushed her to the ground, police said, resulting in minor injuries.

The trio fled northbound on Hillegass toward Dwight. Police searched the area but were unable to find them.

Police said the suspects included one woman and two men, all of whom were described as black and in their 20s. The woman had a light complexion and was wearing a turquoise-colored sweatshirt. The men had dark complexions, and were wearing white T-shirts and black beanies.

The second incident took place at 9:20 p.m. in the 2400 block of Fulton Street, according to police. A woman, no age listed, was walking when she was approached from behind and confronted by a man who pulled out a gun and demanded her property.

Police said he grabbed the victim’s cell phone and wallet and fled in an unknown direction. Police searched the area but could not find him.

He was described as a black man in his 20s, 240 pounds, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hat with a red bill, a black windbreaker, a black polo shirt and dark jeans.

Police ask anyone with information about either incident to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900. 

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  • bgal4

    Are both victims students? Why does the city allow southside to be so dangerous?

  • The_Sharkey

    They’re too busy responding to complaints by Copwatch to patrol the streets?
    Southside is such a mess because of People’s Park and gutter punks that it’s hard to tell who’s a harmless eccentric and who’s a violent criminal?

  • bob

    Those weren’t gutter punks doing the robbing

  • The_Sharkey

    True fact! They were probably too busy punching man-on-the-street reporters to stick anybody up. ;-)

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/04/19/the-berkeley-wire-04-18-13/

  • WuiceJeasel

    Loving prayers for the victim!

  • emraguso

    One was listed as “possibly a UC affiliate,” and the other was listed as “affiliation unknown,” according to what police released.

  • Truth Sayer

    Every time I read or hear about a crime such as this, I Am convinced that these thugs have no compassion for human beings, much less remorse for their crimes. I hope they are caught and sentenced to the maximum term for all counts.

  • batard

    Lay a pox on the perps while you are genuflecting.

  • batard

    Nah they love you. Especially the rich ones. Especially, especially the rich-looking white and asian ones.

  • Truth Sayer

    Staying focus on the topic and away from racist suggestive remarks is an arduous task for you. Perhaps the misspelling of your name confused you.

  • The_Sharkey

    Oh, I get it! You’re saying he’s a “retard!” Ha ha ha ha! Good one! What an original comment! You’re definitely the first person to think of that!

    /sarcasm

  • southern_front

    Time to dig a moat between Oakland and Berkeley

    http://www.insidebayarea.com/breaking-news/ci_23191897/oakland-robbery-capital-america

    Some may recall many years ago when Alameda added “raise the drawbridge” to their emergency response plan.

  • ptorbert

    it’s a joke people’s park is still called people’s park. it should be called delinquents’ park or criminals’ park. uc students on their first day of orientation are told not to go near there at any time of the day. when are the berkeley folks going to stop the sanctimonious liberal pretense and use common sense for once.