General Crime

Man was robbed and pistol-whipped near the University of California at Berkeley campus

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

119

donation


A man was robbed and pistol-whipped by an armed man near the University of California at Berkeley campus Thursday morning, UC police said. The incident was reported at 2:04 a.m. in the 2500 block of Bancroft Way, police said. The 38-year-old victim was sitting on the steps in front of the Urban Outfitters store when the suspect approached him and demanded his property, police said.

The suspect had a gun and pointed it at the victim before striking the man with the weapon and taking his laptop, police said. The victim suffered minor injuries in the robbery, police said. The suspect then ran east on Bancroft Way. Berkeley and UC police searched the area but did not find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds. He has medium to dark complexion and was wearing a black beanie and a dark blue jacket.

Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons