Police in Berkeley are investigating five robberies at gunpoint that took place in less than two hours Friday, according to crime data reviewed this week by Berkeleyside.
An Oakland felon on parole for robbery was charged this week with four new commercial robberies in Berkeley in November, according to court papers obtained by Berkeleyside.
Police reported several notable arrests in Berkeley in November, from a "hot prowl" burglary and vehicle theft case to felony drug sales.
There have been four armed robberies in Berkeley since Thursday, authorities report, including one where the robber used a shotgun to take money from a gas station cashier.
Berkeley saw a number of robberies and other crimes in November, many of which have been sent out as Nixle alerts by the Berkeley Police Department and the University of California Police Department.
Crime reports in Berkeley fell by double-digit percentages in the first half of 2018, with fewer robberies, rapes, aggravated assaults and property crimes than in the first half of 2017, authorities reported.
A woman walking north of the UC Berkeley campus was kicked and punched during an armed robbery Monday night, authorities report.
An officer on patrol arrested four men and a teenage boy near the UC Berkeley campus earlier this week after recognizing their vehicle from a recent robbery series involving knives and a gun, authorities report.
Police arrested a young woman and two 17-year-old boys Tuesday afternoon outside Berkeley High on suspicion of robbing a 15-year-old boy, authorities report.
There have been at least six robberies, and two robbery attempts, since Friday, the Berkeley police report. Most took place at knifepoint, though one involved a gun.
Police arrested three teenagers early Tuesday after the robbery, at gunpoint, of a UC Berkeley student in the Southside neighborhood, authorities report.
Police were called to Wells Fargo in downtown Berkeley on Friday evening for a bank robbery, authorities report.
At least two people in a sedan robbed an eighth-grader of her backpack in South Berkeley as she rode her bike home from Willard on Friday, her mother told Berkeleyside.