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Berkeley, California (Monday, August 23, 2021) - On August 22nd at about 2:40 am, two women (UC Students) were walking on the southside of Haste Street, just east of Bowditch Street when a dark-colored SUV pulled in front of them—blocking their path.  When the vehicle stopped in front of the women, three suspects got out of the vehicle and quickly approached the women. The two women were able to run away from the suspects to a place where they felt safe and called police.

The suspects are described as three Black men wearing dark clothing—one of them possibly wearing a red shirt underneath a dark jacket.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark colored SUV.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact BPD’s Robbery Unit at (510) 981-5742.

Here are few personal safety tips to keep in mind while walking during darkness:

  • Plan travel ahead of time with safety in mind.
  • Travel with a friend or in a group.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid using ear buds and texting so that you can hear and see what is going on around you.
  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas.
  • Use well-lit, frequently traveled routes.
  • Dress in clothes that will not hamper mobility.
  • If you sense you are in danger:
    • Move away from the potential threat, if possible.
    • Join any group of people nearby.
    • Cross the street and increase your pace.
    • Go to an open business.
    • Call 911.
    • If near UC Berkeley, call Emergency from a campus emergency telephone or blue light phone.

2021-00037840,Suspect Vehicle


Case 2021-00037840



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