Berkeley police have arrested three Richmond men in connection with eight armed robberies in Berkeley and North Berkeley since April 1, police announced today. The three most recent robberies happened Monday night within a few blocks of each other.The first robbery happened at 9:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of Haste Street, the second at 9:45 p.m. at Parker and Warring streets and the third at 9:48 p.m. at Benvenue Avenue and Derby Street, police said.The other five robberies include an April 1 attempted robbery at 10:16 p.m. in the area of Walnut and Cedar streets. The attempted robbery was followed by two robberies on April 3, one at 8 p.m. in the area of Le Conte and Euclid avenues and the second at 8:30 p.m. in the area of Ridge Road and La Loma Avenue. The next robbery happened on April 4 at about 2:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Euclid Avenue, police said in an earlier report.In each robbery, the suspects confronted the victims with a handgun, searched their pockets and demanded all their belongings.The victims from the Monday night robberies gave police a description of a vehicle associated with the suspects and a University of California at Berkeley police officer who was listening to the Berkeley police radio spotted a vehicle matching the description in the area of Ellsworth Street and Dwight Way, just a few blocks from where the robberies had happened.Officers stopped the car and arrested the three men inside. They have been identified as Rashad Bailey, 18, Adam Doty, also 18, and Harvey Coulter, Jr., 20.The men have been booked into Alameda County jail each on suspicion of three counts of robbery and three counts of possession of stolen property.The case is currently being reviewed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, police said.Anyone who has been a victim of a robbery and didn’t report it to police is asked to call Berkeley police’s Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742 or the police department’s non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900 from a land line or (510) 981-5911 from a cell phone.
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