Friday, July 25, 2008

Armed Robbers Strike in Downtown Berkeley

By Anneli Rufus
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 3:46 PM

A bulletin just arrived from the UC Police stating that this morning at 12:56 a.m. (you know, just after midnight), a man was walking along Shattuck Avenue in the heart of downtown Berkeley when he noticed two men at the Kittredge Street intersection (you know, near the Main Library: "The two males approached the victim and demanded his money. One of the suspects pulled out a small semi-automatic pistol and pointed it at the victim while the other suspect searched the victim's pants pockets. The suspect with the gun then struck the victim across the nose with the pistol. The suspects fled the scene traveling southbound on Shattuck and then eastbound on Bancroft." According to UCPD, Berkeley PD officers "intercepted one of the suspects and arrested him. BPD and UCPD searched the area but were not able to find the other suspect. The victim suffered minor injuries." According to UCPD, the arrested man was "Burton, Trent T., a Black male, 20 years of age, 5'4" in height and weighing 110 lbs." (Petite!) The one who got away is described as "a Black male, approximately 18 to 19 years of age, 5'11" in height with a slim build, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and dark jeans."

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