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A 21-year-old UC Berkeley student was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, then chased and attacked when she refused to give up her phone, authorities report.
A couple woke to find a stranger in their home who attacked them. DNA on a baseball cap helped solve a vehicle theft. And a new fundraiser in May's fatal crash.
Robbers holding onto a man's backpack dragged him at least 70 feet with their getaway car. A GPS ankle monitor and Tesla camera helped solve an auto burglary series. A prolific home burglar caught a new case. And more.
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 say two people with a knife tried to rob a Berkeley man on Ellsworth Street. An armed pair also took a backpack and laptop from a UC Berkeley student on campus Wednesday night. Police say they may be related.
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.
Two young men from Oakland and San Leandro are facing 14 felony charges from a series of robberies at two Berkeley cafés and a bus stop in April, according to court papers. They face charges from Oakland, too.
The Berkeley Police Department regularly releases cases of community interest, which include incidents that involve violence or weapons or that people have asked about.
A crew of armed robbers with a gun may have targeted downtown Berkeley overnight, committing three robberies around the UC Berkeley campus — and attempting a fourth — over about four hours, police report.
Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
Berkeley police share news of several laptop and cellphone thefts, as well as an armed robbery in the past week.
Violent crime was down in Berkeley in 2018 for the first time in recent years, Berkeley police reported Tuesday night, and property crime was down, too.