Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened Monday morning in downtown Berkeley, authorities report.
A Berkeley police officer fired her weapon at the vehicle of several people who had just stolen items from a CVS pharmacy in July, according to police and new video recordings released by the department Tuesday evening.
After a mostly quiet year, violent felony investigations ticked up in Berkeley in August, resulting in a number of arrests and charges.
BPD Chief Andrew Greenwood told Berkeleyside the department is continuing to investigate and will release a critical incident video to comply with Assembly Bill 748.
The incident happened at the CVS pharmacy in North Shattuck around 9:18 p.m. Thursday. No one is believed to have been injured by the gunfire.
Berkeley police arrested three people Tuesday evening after an armed robbery at the Dollar Tree on San Pablo Avenue, authorities report.
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Police investigated three armed robberies on Wednesday night downtown and in the Southside neighborhood near UC Berkeley, authorities report.
Police have arrested an Oakland man on suspicion of three unarmed bank robberies in Berkeley in January and one in Pinole, authorities report.
Freddie Worthman of Berkeley was released on parole in 2019 after serving a 20-year sentence for a case in which he had been sentenced to 40 years to life, according to police.
For the third time in less than a week, an unarmed man took money from a Berkeley bank during a robbery, authorities reported Monday evening.
It’s rare when Berkeley has even one bank robbery, but Wednesday there were two.