BERKELEY (BCN) – Three people have been robbed at gunpoint while walking in the northeast and north central part of Berkeley in recent weeks, according to a statement from Berkeley police.
Two of the victims robbed provided similar descriptions of suspects, according to police.
The first alleged armed robbery occurred at about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 30 on Acton Street south of Cedar Street. The suspect fled the scene in a late 1980s maroon or burgundy Toyota Corolla or similar sedan driven by a second person, according to police.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, weighing 150 to 160 pounds and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. No description was available for the second suspect who was driving the car, according to police.
On Oct. 7, a pedestrian walking on Milvia Street near Vine Street was robbed at gunpoint at about 10:30 p.m. The suspect description was similar to the description from the robbery one week earlier, according to police.
The suspect left the area in a dark blue or black mid-1980s Toyota Corolla that looked “beat up” and had a “louder” muffler, according to police. The car was driven by a second suspect who was not seen.
On Oct. 12 at about 5:45 p.m. a man armed with a gun attempted to rob a pedestrian on Scenic Avenue near Cedar Street, according to police. The suspect may have fled the scene in an older gray four-door vehicle.
The suspect is described as a Latino male, 18 to 22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches with a medium build, according to police. He was wearing baggy jeans and an oversized gray T-shirt with a design on the front, according to police.
Patrol officers have descriptions of the suspects and vehicles and detectives are actively investigating the robberies, according to police.
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