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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Monday August 21st, 2017 :: 02:49 p.m. PDT


Crime Advisory - Armed Robbery

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Armed Robbery

2400 Block of Prospect Street
City of Berkeley Police Department Jurisdiction

BPD Case # 17-049021
On Sunday, August 20, 2017 at approximately 12:53 a.m. a female, affiliation unknown, was walking in the 2400 block of Prospect when she was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect was armed with a gun and demanded the victim’s property.  The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and was last seen fleeing northbound on Prospect.  The victim was not physically injured during the robbery.  BPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
A Black male adult, 6’2” in height, with a thin build, wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, black t-shirt and navy blue jeans.
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:
  • Utilize the free Night Safety Services located at
  • 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
  • Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas
  • 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 911.  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.
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
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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