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Two robberies occurred near the University of California at Berkeley

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Two robberies occurred near the University of California at Berkeley campus Sunday. Just before 2 a.m. a 20-year-old woman was walking in the 2500 block of Hillegass Avenue near Dwight Way when someone behind her told her, “Don’t move,” UC Berkeley police said. The victim turned around and a woman grabbed her by the neck. Two other suspects, both men, took the victim’s laptop and iPhone, police said.

The victim screamed and was then pushed to the ground. She sustained minor injuries. The suspects fled northbound on Hillegass Avenue toward Dwight Way. According to police, the suspects were described as a woman and two men in their 20s. The woman had a light complexion and was wearing a turquoise sweatshirt. The men were both described as black men with dark complexions wearing white shirts and black beanies, police said.

On Sunday night another robbery occurred in the 2400 block of Fulton Street, about four blocks away from the earlier incident, according to police. Around 9:20 p.m. a female victim was walking when a man approached her, pulled out a gun and demanded her property, police said.

The suspect grabbed the victim’s cellphone and wallet before running away. The victim was not injured in the robbery, police said. The suspect was described as a black man in his late 20s, weighing about 240 pounds, with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hat with a red bill, a black windbreaker, a black polo shirt and dark jeans. The suspects in both robberies remain at large, police said.

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