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.
Berkeley police set up an undercover operation Saturday night to try to stop the laptop crime spree that has plagued local coffee shops. 26 computers have been stolen.
Police arrested a 22-year-old Oakland man Sunday night after a robbery in South Berkeley.
A robber smashed the window of a truck and stole a backpack while its owner pumped gas nearby, authorities in Berkeley report.
One woman was pushed to the ground, and another was punched in the face, during a robbery in the Southside neighborhood of Berkeley on Sunday night, 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.
Police in Berkeley arrested a 35-year-old child care provider Thursday after he tried, but failed, to rob two different people, authorities report.
A woman on her porch was working on her laptop when two young men armed with a gun grabbed the computer and ran off Thursday afternoon.
Violent crime reports in Berkeley rose 23% over the first half of 2017, as compared to the prior year, according to public safety data just released by the FBI.
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.
Two masked men with guns robbed three people in South Berkeley of a backpack containing $20,000 in cash Tuesday night, authorities report.
Berkeley police arrested a 20-year-old Oakland man after he used a pistol to rob a downtown business Monday, authorities report.
A robber brandished a broken fence piece at a man after stealing his laptop Tuesday night at the popular UC Berkeley study spot Caffè Strada, authorities report.