A pedestrian fell off a bridge into a steep ravine during an armed robbery attempt in Berkeley last week, and police are hoping information from the community could help them find the culprit.
The Berkeley Police Department has released dramatic surveillance footage of a man they say robbed a bank at gunpoint in December, and the bank is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the culprit.
Two teenage Oakland girls were arrested last week after back-to-back strong-arm robberies in North Berkeley, following an earlier robbery in Oakland, authorities report.
Berkeley police are on the scene at Wells Fargo on University Avenue due to a robbery at the bank Thursday afternoon.
After three new pedestrian robberies in North Berkeley in just five days — all of which involved a gun — police are warning local residents to pay attention to their surroundings, and say they believe the crimes may be linked.
Berkeley police arrested three men and a woman after a robbery at a Southside Berkeley market Monday evening.
Two Oakland men who robbed a woman of her laptop Saturday at a Berkeley Starbucks were caught with the help of alert citizens, police report.
Berkeley police arrested three young men with a gun after an attempted robbery Monday night near the UC Berkeley campus.
Update, Nov. 11, 6 a.m. According to scanner recordings reviewed by Berkeleyside, police initially were called to the Berkeley Bowl parking lot — at 2020 Oregon St. — for a report of a man in his 50s who pulled a gun on a security guard after leaving the grocery store with a sandwich. He walked away on Russell Street carrying a red lululemon bag, which police ultimately recovered, according to unconfirmed scanner reports.
In just 20 minutes, there were two pedestrian robberies, and one attempt, in Berkeley on Wednesday night, and police are warning the community to be on the lookout for the trio believed to be responsible for them. In two of the incidents, victims were punched while their property was taken, according to police and community reports.
Five armed robberies and one robbery attempt have been reported in North Berkeley since last weekend, and most have happened near the UC Berkeley campus, authorities report.
Crime is down in Berkeley this year, after it spiked in 2015 with the highest serious felony statistics since 2009.
Police responded to an armed robbery report involving juveniles at Stuart and California streets in South Berkeley on Saturday just before 9 p.m.
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