A San Pablo man police have linked to a group that’s repeatedly stolen laptops from people in Berkeley has been charged with grand theft in connection with a case dating back to January, authorities report.
Three 15-year-old boys from Oakland were arrested Wednesday evening after police say they snatched a laptop from a customer working inside a Starbucks in downtown Berkeley.
In the latest crime round-up, a teen girl was surrounded by a group of youth who took her phone, a man was stabbed in West Berkeley, and a boy who claimed he had to call his mom scammed a 19-year-old out of her phone.
Police have announced the latest in a string of laptop snatches from patrons at cafes near Cal. They also released video to show how fast the robberies can happen.
Four pedestrians struck by drivers, a bizarre case of alleged arson, and much more in this week’s crime blotter.
Five teenage boys, ages 13-17, were arrested Thursday night in connection with a laptop grab at Starbucks, along with a second theft at a downtown eatery, authorities report.
Four laptops were taken during a robbery and theft at a coffee shop near Cal this week, making it at least the third time the business was targeted by crooks in as many weeks.
Thieves steal a purse and backpack from a woman tying her shoe in North Berkeley, plus six robberies, 24 burglaries and two sexual assaults. See what happened in your neighborhood.
The Berkeley Police Department regularly releases cases of community interest, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons or that people have asked about.
The Berkeley Police Department regularly releases cases of community interest, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons or that people in the city have asked about.