The 20-year-old victim was not injured in the 10:14 p.m. incident, police said.
The suspect fled through the Unit 2 loading dock area toward Dwight Way.
Berkeley is experiencing a significant surge of robberies this year, according to police.
A description of the suspect in Monday night's robbery is included in the following crime alert issued by campus police:
2600 BLOCK OF HASTE STREET (NEXT TO UNIT-2 HOUSING)
On Monday, August 26th, 2013, at 10:14 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred along the 2600 block of Haste Street, adjacent to the Unit-2 Housing Complex. The victim, a 20-year-old Asian female student, was walking and talking on her cellar phone. The suspect approached her from behind, pushed her, and grabbed her phone. The suspect fled on foot southbound through the Unit-2 loading dock area toward Dwight Way. The victim was not injured during the encounter. BPD and UCPD searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
A Black or Hispanic male, in his teens, 5’-7” in height, thin build, dark complexion, short mustache, and wearing a black baseball-style cap, black shirt with white/green lettering, black pants, and black shoes.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact:
Berkeley Police Department
(510) 981-5900 / 24 Hours
UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety
• Utilize the free Night Safety Services located at
• Travel with a friend or in a group
• Be alert and aware of your surroundings
• Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas
• Use well-lit, well-traveled routes
• Dress in clothes and shoes which will not hamper movement
• Adopt an attitude of awareness and take precautions when you must walk alone
• Dial 510-642-3333 or use a Blue Light emergency phone if you need help.
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