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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Thursday June 7th, 2018 :: 06:57 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Timely Warning

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Armed Robbery

Dwight Way and Bowditch Street
City of Berkeley Police Department Jurisdiction
BPD Case # 18-32225
 
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 2:12 AM, Berkeley PD received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred at around 1:12 AM earlier that morning. The 21-year-old male victim (not affiliated) was walking near People’s Park when he was approached by a white, newer model Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) occupied by two suspects.  The passenger got out of the car, pointed a handgun at the victim, and took the victim’s cellular phone.  The suspects fled in the SUV in an unknown direction.  The suspects are not in custody.
 
The suspects were described as:
 
Suspect #1 (Passenger w/handgun): Male, 25 years old, 5’10”, thin build, wearing a hoodie and holding a small, black semi-automatic handgun.
 
Suspect #2 (Driver): Male driving a white newer model SUV.
 
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 http://nightsafety.berkeley.edu 
  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • 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.
  • Use well-lit, well-traveled routes
  • 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 911 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. 
  • 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. 
 
WHAT IS THIS NOTICE?
 
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. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the issuance of the warning.
 
(Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race are included in timely warnings only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect’s appearance from the general population.)
 
 

Address/Location
University of California Police Department, Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Contact
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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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