Police responded to a report of an armed robbery Sunday night near Telegraph Avenue, authorities said Wednesday.
The robbery took place around 9 p.m. near Channing Way and Ellsworth Street, south of campus, police said in a written statement signed by University of California, Berkeley, Police Department Chief Mitchell J. Celaya III.
Two University of California students, a male and female, were near Parking Structure C when they were approached by two unknown males.
One of the males was armed with a gun. The victims were robbed of their backpacks and cell phones, police said.
The suspects were last seen fleeing on foot northbound on Ellsworth.
Berkeley and UC-Berkeley police searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
The victims were not injured during the encounter.
The suspects were described as one black man with a goatee in his early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin or average build, wearing a purple sweatshirt, dark pants and armed with a gun.
Police said the other man also was described as black, 5 foot 10 inches tall and an average build, wearing a black sweatshirt, fleece jacket and dark pants.
Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call the at 510-981-5900.
A SAFE WAY HOME
According to the University of California, Berkeley, Police Department, UC affiliates can request a safe way home and see a live map of night safety buses around campus at http://bearwalk.berkeley.edu. (Those who wish to request a pick-up or drop-off must login with a Calnet ID. Those associated with the university can also contact BearWalk via phone at 642-WALK (9255).)
See night buses, including their live locations, at http://bearwalk.berkeley.edu/shuttles.
Shuttles stop on the North Side of Moffitt every half hour. For further info please visit the UCPD website at http://police.berkeley.edu/bearwalk.
- From a cell phone on or near campus, reach the University of California Police Department at 510-642-3333.
- Sign up for UC Police News at http://police.berkeley.edu/newselist.html.
- UCPD feeds crime alerts to Twitter and Facebook.
- Information on Crime Prevention Strategies can be found online here.
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