The victim was walking on Telegraph near Blake Street at 1:05 a.m. when the robber approached from behind, pulled her purse away and fled on foot, police said.
The victim was not injured in the robbery.
UC and Berkeley police searched the area but did not locate a suspect, police said.
Anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact Berkeley police at the department's 24-hour number, (510) 981-5900.
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