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Man was robbed of his cellphone at a student housing complex in Berkeley

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An 18-year-old man was robbed of his cellphone at a student housing complex in Berkeley early Sunday morning, University of California police said. Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Clark Kerr Campus at the University of California at Berkeley around 12:30 a.m., UC police said. The man had been in his room where he heard a knock on his front door and opened it to find two males, according to UC police.

One of the males asked the man to make a phone call for him and as the victim followed the order, the suspect stepped into the room and took his phone, UC police said. The male told the victim he had a gun and both males fled from the scene, according to UC police. The 18-year-old man was not injured in the robbery. Officers searched the area for the suspects without success, UC police said.

Both suspects are described as black men between 18 years old and 20 years old who were wearing baggy jeans, according to UC police. The first suspect has a medium complexion, curly hair and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, UC police said. The second suspect has a dark complexion, unshaven face and around 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt, according to UC police.

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