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Berkeley Police Department
Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 :: 02:38 p.m. PDT


Police Urge South Campus Residents to Raise Awareness Following Overnight Robberies

The Police Department is encouraging South Campus residents to pay close attention to their surroundings following five pedestrian robberies that occurred between 10:00pm and 11:45pm on 8/1/16. Based on the descriptions of the suspects, their close geographic and chronological proximity, Detectives believe there is a high probability that the cases are related. 




Dwight Way and Piedmont Avenue


Robbery (via threat of a gun)

Benvenue and Derby Streets


Robbery (via strong arm)

Channing Way and Dana Street


Robbery (with handgun seen)

Garber Street and College Avenue


Robbery (with handgun seen)

Benvenue and Parker Streets


Robbery (with handgun seen)


In all five instances the two suspects were described by the victims as:

Suspect 1: A black male adult, late teens/early 20s, 5’7, medium build, wearing a gray sweatshirt

Suspect 2: A black male adult, late teens/early 20s, 6’0”, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt

Community members are encouraged to follow these safety tips when walking at night:

  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Travel in large groups whenever possible
  • Consider putting your smart phone in a pocket while in transit
  • Attempt to travel in well lighted, highly populated areas whenever possible

If you have any information regarding these cases, please contact the BPD Robbery Detail via Dispatch at (510)981-5900.  For crimes in progress, call 9-1-1 or (510) 981-5911 from your cell phone.  

Berkeley Police Department
2100 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-981-5900

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