Tag Archives: Berkeley robberies
Berkeley Police detectives were able to track down a parolee who police say tried to rob a woman at knife-point earlier this week after a witness took a photograph of the man’s license plate when he fled the scene, authorities said Friday.
Tuesday afternoon at 2, a woman was on Fifth Street south of Hearst Avenue loading items into her car, said Capt. Andrew Greenwood of the Berkeley Police Department.
A man with a knife came up to her and tried to rob her. She screamed and he ran to a parked vehicle and drove off. … Continue reading »
Friday just after midnight, three people walking south of the UC Berkeley campus were accosted by three young men with guns who robbed them of their wallets, phones and sunglasses. The men fled, but police say officers caught up with them early Sunday during a traffic stop. All three were arrested on suspicion of robbery.
If it seems like this story, or at least the first part of it, has become all too common this year, that’s because robberies are up a whopping 25% when compared to the same period last year, police said Wednesday. … Continue reading »
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. … Continue reading »
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.” … Continue reading »
An Oakland teen police say ripped a cell phone from another teenager’s hand then fled during a robbery in Berkeley last week has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.
Last Thursday afternoon, at 2:35 p.m., a 19-year-old Berkeley woman was walking in the 2100 block of McKinley Avenue when a young man approached her from behind and tried to grab the cell phone she was carrying in her hand.
“The victim and the suspect began to struggle,” said officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, via email. “The suspect then pushed the victim down ripping the phone from her hand. The suspect fled the area.” … Continue reading »
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with three North Berkeley robberies in a 10-minute span earlier this month, police announced Tuesday.
On Wednesday, April 3, police received three separate reports about a suspect armed with a handgun who approached pedestrians and demanded their cell phone or purse. The suspect then ran to a waiting car driven by a second person, and fled the area. … Continue reading »
The Berkeley Police Department released a statement Wednesday to ask the community for help to find a man with a gun alleged to have robbed and beaten another man in mid-March.
According to police, the armed robbery took place March 13 at Milvia and Stuart streets at 11:30 a.m. Police said the robber confronted the victim and demanded his property. During the incident, the robber struck the victim several times with the gun, and caused non-life threatening injuries. The suspect fled the area and was last seen getting onto an AC Transit bus. Police say the suspect appears in the images shown here. … Continue reading »
Robbers with guns struck twice near campus this week, and the University of California Police Department released information on both incidents. Twelve other incidents have been reported in recent days; click the map above for details.
On Monday, at about 7:40 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking near Warring Street and Dwight Way when two males approached him. One of them, who had a gun, demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the suspects fled in a dark blue minivan. Police looked for the suspects but were unable to find them. … Continue reading »
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. See the most recent calls for service spreadsheet from the Berkeley Police Department.
March 17, Sunday: A woman made a report to police at 8 a.m. that her bicycle had been stolen from the rear yard of her residence in the 2600 block of Ashby Avenue. Taken was a light blue Giant Cypress bicycle with wicker baskets and a brown seat.
March 18, Monday: A robbery occurred at 10:05 p.m. in the 1900 block of Russell Street. A woman was walking home when a stranger grabbed her from behind and took her bag, pulling her to the ground. The robber stole the bag, which held a cell phone, wallet and other items. The robber was described as a black man, 25 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall with a skinny build, and wearing a black baseball hat, black tank top and black pants. … Continue reading »
The Berkeley Police Department has released the name of one of the alleged shooters from Saturday morning’s robbery at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, which sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries from the shooting.
On Tuesday evening, police publicly identified the man, who was arrested Saturday, as Christopher James Washington, 25, of Rodeo. Police spokeswoman officer Jennifer Coats said police do not plan to release a booking photograph of Washington.
“This case is still active and our detectives are working hard following up on leads,” she said in a prepared statement. “The release of the photograph could jeopardize the overall investigation.” … Continue reading »
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service.
March 10, Sunday: At approximately 3 p.m., the victim went out to her vehicle in the 2700 block of Fulton Street and discovered a window had been broken. A thief had stolen a flute and a computer bag containing documents from the car.
March 11, Monday: A robbery occurred in the 3300 block of Adeline Street at 11:50 p.m. The male victim was walking when he was approached by two strangers. One of the men, who was armed with a gun, struck the victim with the gun and caused minor injuries. The men stole the victim’s cell phone, backpack and wallet. Both robbers were described as black men ages 25 to 30 years old. One was about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a skinny or medium build, medium-length hair and light facial hair; he was wearing a dark puffy jacket. The other, who had a medium build and light facial hair, was wearing a baseball hat and a hooded jacket. … Continue reading »
Two employees of Ashkenaz were shot and seriously injured early Saturday morning during an armed robbery of the popular dance center at 1317 San Pablo Avenue, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Two people with guns walked into the crowded dance hall around 12:05 a.m. and demanded cash, according to a press release by the Berkeley Police Department. The suspects fired guns during the robbery and bullets struck two employees, according to police. … Continue reading »
The following items represent just a sampling of calls, and were selected by the Berkeley Police Department unless otherwise noted. Click to see past narratives from police, and Berkeleyside’s most recent compilation of calls for service. See calls for service statistics here for the past several weeks; they were provided by the Berkeley Police Department.
From March 3-9, there were 10 burglary reports, 31 auto break-in or theft reports, and seven stolen vehicle reports to the Berkeley Police Department, according to CrimeMapping.com. Ten robberies and seven assaults, domestic violence incidents or batteries were reported. These numbers are subject to change. Click the previous links for the most current information. … Continue reading »