Armed Robbery On Benvenue Avenue

The incident happened at about 6 p.m. on Thursday.

A 21-year-old man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening in the 2500 block of Benvenue Avenue.

The man, who might have been affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley, was standing on the sidewalk when we he was approached by two strange men, according to a join-University of California Police and Berkeley Police Department report.  

One of the men allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his cellular phone and bicycle, which the victim handed over. The victim was not harmed during the encounter.

The suspects fled the scene on foot and dropped the bicycle a short distance away from the victim; the victim as able to recover his bicycle.  

BPD searched the area but was unable to locate the suspects.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: A Black male, approximately 19-20 years of age, 5’9” in
height, thin/athletic build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue
jeans, and armed with a black semi-automatic pistol.

Suspect 2: A Black male, approximately 19-20 years of age, thin/athletic
build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

If you have any information about this crime, contact Berkeley Police Department (510) 981-5900.

DM October 27, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Hasn't this happened several times now? When is the police going to try and clean People's Park?
1776peace October 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Peoples Park? This crime is happening all over the East Bay. Its the economics of the area. All the local manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas.Has anyone noticed? Drug cartels moved in.
BringBackTheLionPits October 27, 2012 at 07:29 PM
How come Berkeley doesn't out-law "black hooded sweatshirts" (?) I know, can't do that, but why not set up a 'sting' to catch some of these BAD-BOYS ? ~~~ It would seem to me if you placed a police 'decoy' near People's Park you could catch-a-bunch ! Please don't wait until some one gets shot, before you come up with a plan !!!!!


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