Violent Crime

Armed Trio Robs Victim Near UC Berkeley

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A male victim was robbed at gunpoint while walking near the University of California at Berkeley campus Monday night, UC police said. The victim was walking in the 2700 block of Channing Way around 10:50 p.m. when three males approached him, police said. The suspects pointed handguns at the victim and took his cellphone, police said. The trio then ran east on Channing Way and then turned onto Piedmont Avenue. The victim was not injured in the incident. Officers from both the UC and Berkeley police departments searched the area but did not locate the suspects.

The first suspect was described as a white man in his 20s, standing 5 feet 8 inches, with a thin build wearing a gray beanie, a jacket and black handgun. The second man was Asian, in his 20s, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a large build and also holding a black gun. A description of the third suspect was not available, police said. Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900.

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