Two people took laptops from customers at Berkeley's Caffè Strada on Monday night, authorities report.
Berkeleyside has been collecting notable arrests and details on other public safety incidents in 2019 in response to reader tips and independent research. They appear here along with BPD's "cases of community interest."
The Berkeley Police Department released the following "cases of community interest" Tuesday.
Police in Berkeley are asking for the public's help to find two young men linked to a robbery near the Cal campus Monday afternoon. They have released video they hope will help.
A good Samaritan was assaulted Monday afternoon after trying to intervene in a laptop robbery at Caffe Strada, authorities report.
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.
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.
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.
In the past week or so, UCPD has put out community alerts about three robberies, an attempted robbery and an assault with a deadly weapon in Berkeley.
At a time when boutique roasters are making their mark on artisanal coffee, Caffe Strada in Berkeley remains true to its roots.