Police seek 2 ‘of middle school age’ with gun after robbery

Unit 2 at UC Berkeley. Photo: UC Berkeley
Unit 2 at UC Berkeley. Photo: UC Berkeley

Authorities are looking for two males described as “middle school-aged” who used a gun to rob another individual Friday in Berkeley’s Southside neighborhood near the UC Berkeley campus.

The robbery took place on the north side of the Unit 2 residential complex at 2650 Haste St., between Bowditch Street and College Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m.

According to the University of California Police Department, which released a notification Sunday about the robbery, the two males approached another individual and took his or her cellphone. One of the males had a handgun.

UCPD said the males, who were described as “of ‘middle school’ age,” were last seen running northbound on Bowditch. Police searched the area but were unable to find them.

The robbery took place within the Berkeley Police Department’s jurisdiction. In the past six months, BPD has received 154 robbery reports since July 1, according to CrimeMapping.com. In the first six months of the year, there were 165 robberies reported.

In 2013, BPD handled 409 robberies, followed by 265 in 2014. See Berkeleyside’s most receive overview of annual Berkeley crime reports.

Police ask anyone with information about Friday’s robbery to call BPD at 510-981-5900. Read more about robberies in Berkeley in past Berkeleyside coverage.

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