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POLICE URGE SOUTH CAMPUS RESIDENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS FOLLOWING OVERNIGHT ROBBERIES

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, August 02, 2016) - The Police Department is encouraging South Campus residents to pay close attention to their surroundings following five pedestrian robberies that occurred between 10:00pm and 11:45pm on 8/1/16. Based on the descriptions of the suspects, their close geographic and chronological proximity, Detectives believe there is a high probability that the cases are related. 

Location

Time:

Offense

Dwight Way and Piedmont Avenue

10:02pm

Robbery (via threat of a gun)

Benvenue and Derby Streets

10:15pm

Robbery (via strong arm)

Channing Way and Dana Street

10:19pm

Robbery (with handgun seen)

Garber Street and College Avenue

10:30pm

Robbery (with handgun seen)

Benvenue and Parker Streets

11:41pm

Robbery (with handgun seen)

            In all five instances the two suspects were described by the victims as:

Suspect 1: A black male adult, late teens/early 20s, 5’7, medium build, wearing a gray sweatshirt

Suspect 2: A black male adult, late teens/early 20s, 6’0”, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt

Community members are encouraged to follow these safety tips when walking at night:

  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Travel in large groups whenever possible
  • Consider putting your smart phone in a pocket while in transit
  • Attempted to travel in well lighted, highly populated areas whenever possible

 If you have any information regarding these cases, please contact the BPD Robbery Detail via Dispatch at (510)981-5900.  For crimes in progress, call 9-1-1 or (510) 981-5911 from your cell phone. 

 

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