A teenager from Vallejo who tried to steal a laptop from a customer at Blue Bottle Coffee in downtown Berkeley was taken into custody after the driver of his getaway vehicle sped off and left him, authorities report.
A Vallejo man who was shot by a cashier during an East Bay gas station robbery in August has been charged with using a gun to rob that station and a gas station in Berkeley, too, according to court papers.
An arrest was made after three incidents on Aug. 14 when people were assaulted in cafés, including Paris Baguette and Café Mezzo, police report.
A woman took a child from a father going to Habitot, a man shot a gun inside his home, a business owner was attacked when he confronted a man outside his shop, and more in this week's Berkeley crime roundup.
Police in Berkeley arrested an armed San Pablo man Sunday night after he broke into one Cal fraternity house and tried to break into another one, authorities report.
In the latest Berkeley crime roundup: charges have been filed in a new sexual battery series, an attempted reptile theft, a violent attack and robbery in a parking garage, and more.
A violent robbery and attack on Dwight Way, a robbery at the library and more in this week's Berkeley crime roundup.
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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.