A pedestrian was robbed by a man with a gun in Berkeley about 7:52 p.m. Saturday, according to Berkeley police.
The robbery occurred at Woolsey and Tremont streets, on Berkeley's southern border with Oakland, police said.
The suspect fled on foot, said Berkeley police Lt. Ed Spiller. He was described as black, 22-24 years old, between 5-feet 11-inches and 6-feet 1-inch tall, and wearing a dark sweatshirt with a yellow design and dark jeans, Spiller said.
Berkeley has seen a surge in robberies this year, according to Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan.
Other recent robberies include:
- UC Student Describes Being Robbed as Bystander Stood By
- Armed Robbery at North Gate of Cal Campus
- Purse-Grab Robbery of Woman on Telegraph Ave.
- 2 Females Pushed, Robbed at Gunpoint South of UC Campus
- 2 Students Robbed at Gunpoint at UC Housing Complex
- Man, Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Near UC Campus
- 5 Robbers Take Man's Cell Phone, Wallet at Gunpoint Near Cal Campus
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