A crime alert issued today, Friday, by campus police said the victim was walking on Euclid at 12:58 a.m. when he was approached by a man with a gun, who took the victim's property.
The robber then got into a red, newer model Ford Mustang driven by another man that fled east on Ridge Road, police said.
The victim was not injured in the encounter.
Police said the suspects were described as:
- Suspect #1: A Black male, in his early 20’s, 6’-0” in height, slender build, and armed with a gun.
- Suspect #2: A Black male adult driver.
the department's 24-hour number, (510) 981-5900.
Robberies in the city are registering a large increase this year, Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan told Patch in a recent interview.
Other recent armed robberies near the UC campus reported by Berkeley Patch include:
- 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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