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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Wednesday May 17th, 2017 :: 11:00 a.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Strong Arm Robbery (Correction)

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Strong Arm Robbery

Channing Way and Piedmont Avenue
City of Berkeley Police Department Jurisdiction
BPD Case # 17-27596
On Monday, May 15, 2017 at approximately 9:15 p.m. a strong arm robbery occurred at the intersection of Bancroft and Piedmont.  Two male suspects robbed the female victim, affiliation unknown, of her property.  The victim and a witness followed the suspects and saw one of them flee in a newer model 4 door sedan, leaving the second suspect behind.  The witness continued to follow the second suspect.  A responding officer located the witness and the suspect on the 2700 block of Channing and arrested one of the suspects.  The suspect was positively identified by the victim and witnesses as the robbery suspect.  The victim was not injured during the encounter.
The suspects were described as:
Suspect #1 – A Black male in his teens, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt (fled in the vehicle).
Suspect #2 – A Black male juvenile (arrested).
If you have any information about this crime, please contact:
City of Berkeley Police Department
(510) 981-5900 / 24 Hours

UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety tips:
  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • When out and about, keep your electronic devices out of public view as they are a popular robbery target
  • If a motor vehicle is involved in a crime report the following information:  activity, direction of travel, license plate, color, make/model, unusual characteristics (e.g., dents, bumper stickers, graphics, wheels, tinted windows, lifted/lowered), number of persons, etc.
This crime alert has been released with the joint cooperation of BPD and UCPD. 
Clery Timely Warnings are released by the University California Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety.


University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Barrow Ln
Berkeley, CA 94704

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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