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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Sunday July 30th, 2017 :: 05:16 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Attempted Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Battery

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Attempted Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Battery
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-01953
On Sunday July 30, 2017 at 7:58 a.m. an attempted robbery, an assault with a deadly weapon and a battery occurred in People’s Park.  The male victim, unaffiliated, was in the park when he was approached by the male suspect.  The suspect attempted to grab the victim’s cell phone and threatened him with a knife.  The suspect lunged at the victim with the knife but missed.  The victim held on to his phone and the suspect punched the victim twice in the face.   The suspect fled the area westbound on foot.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.  The victim suffered a laceration to his face but declined medical attention.
The suspect was described as:
A Black male, 30s to 40s in age, 5’7” in height, with a thin build, short black hair, wearing long-sleeve black shirt and black pants and carrying a pair of blue and red shoes.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact:

University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM / during business hours, except holidays
(510) 642-6760 / All other times

UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety tips:
  • If you sense danger, be sure to:
    • Move away from the threat. Cross the street and increase your pace.
    • Join a group of people or enter an open business establishment.
  • 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 you need help dial 510-642-3333 on your cell or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).
  • Please do not delay in calling law enforcement.  UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity in a timely manner to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects.
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
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

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