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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Wednesday October 11th, 2017 :: 10:27 a.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Robbery

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Channing and Ellsworth
City of Berkeley Police Department Jurisdiction
BPD Case # 17-61251

On Monday, October 10, 2017 at 10:50 p.m. a robbery occurred at the intersection of Channing and Ellsworth.  The three suspects took the male victim’s wallet, phone and backpack.  The suspects were last seen in a white vehicle heading eastbound on Channing.  The victim was not physically injured during the encounter.  The affiliation of the victim is unknown. BPD searched the area but could not locate the suspects or the suspects’ vehicle.
The suspects were described as:
Suspect #1: A Black male, 20 to 30 years of age.
Suspect #2: An unknown race male.
Suspect #3: An unknown race male.
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
  • 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
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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