Berkeley Police nab 3 after robbery south of Cal campus

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A robbery involving three armed suspects and three victims took place on Friday at at Carleton and Dana streets . Image: Google maps

A traffic stop by Berkeley Police officers early Sunday morning led to the arrest of three young men police say are responsible for an armed robbery south of campus late last week.

Friday at 12:37 a.m., police received a call about a robbery at Carleton and Dana streets, said Officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, on Wednesday. 

Coats said three people — a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, both of Berkeley, as well as a 21-year-old Huntington Beach man — were walking together when three young men armed with firearms approached them.

The robbers demanded property from the victims, who turned over their cell phones, wallets and sunglasses. The robbers fled, possibly in a vehicle, without injuring any of the victims.

Early Sunday around 3 a.m., said Coats, Berkeley Police officers on patrol conducted a vehicle enforcement traffic stop near San Pablo Avenue and Addison Street. During their investigation, officers determined that the three men in the vehicle were connected to the May 10 robbery, and subsequently arrested them.

Police identified the men as Alan Wright Jr., 20; Davon Trevillion, 18; and Shakur Curtis, 19. All three are Oakland residents.

They are being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on bail of $150,000, and were scheduled for an attorney and plea hearing Wednesday morning in downtown Oakland at the Wile W. Manuel Courthouse, according to the Alameda County sheriff’s department.

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  • popedm

    Thanks Berkeley Police !

  • WuiceJeasel

    Sincere thoughts and heartwarming prayers for the robbery victims.

  • guest

    Well done, Alan Wright, Sr.!

  • John Holland

    These robberies happen in this quadrant all the time: Shattuck, Bancroft, Piedmont, and Derby. It’s honeypot for robbers looking for kids and their iPhones. I wish BPD would set up a sting and catch more of these guys. That said, I think BPD faces a hard problem, and is pretty responsive in the area. I hope the joint task force with UCPD also helps.

  • guest

    WJ…I absolutely agree that we benefit from the presence of sentiments like; “Sincere thoughts and heartwarming prayers”. But could they be more fully realized? I’d like to hear/read a heartwarming prayer. It’s been a long time since I have.

  • WuiceJeasel

    Bless you.

  • Truth Sayer

    Setting up a sting is not such a good ideal. Young thugs tend carry weapons, and to act before thinking. If they though that they were being arrested, would they use the weapon to attempt an escape? Simply put, the officers life will be in danger. How about stiffer penalties.

  • guest1243

    Officer’s life in danger means they get to use deadly force.
    Deadly force used against a two-bit thug means one less two-bit thug on the streets.

    Sounds like a win all around.

  • Truth Sayer

    Apparently, you are not, and have not been in law inforcement. It is not a win-win situation. Your comment that “they get to use deadly force” is not consistant with god police work, or the fact that most police officers do not want to take life because it is convient; only if necessary. Also, you completely disregard the fact that the robber will most likely have their weapon in hand, and the undercover officer will not. No police Sgt. Or chief will put his officer in such a risky position; as your suggestion is flawed. Perhaps I should have elaborated in telling you that these young thugs will not think twice before killing. Have you not noticed that they don’t care about life, or if other innocent persons are killed when they do drive by shootings? The one suggestion I would make is the city should impose felony zones. Other cities are imposing such zones. Whereas, for example, if you comit a crime in this zone, it is a felony, and you must serve hard time, and probation is not an option. Presidently, many of these young thugs are placed on probation.

  • Mel Content

    Have you not noticed that they don’t care about life, or if other innocent persons are killed when they do drive by shootings?

    All the reason why many of us support 3 strikes and the death penalty.

  • Truth Sayer

    I agree with you about the death penlity. I only agree with the 3 strikes if they are warrant. For example, 3 drug possessions or 3 bar braws should not cause life in prison. Rape of a child one time should. 3 armed robberies should be life.