A 22-year-old Oakland man was arrested Monday evening in connection with a strong-arm robbery on Prospect Avenue at Dwight Way.
According to Berkeley police reports, the man and a female companion approached the victim about 9:15 p.m. The victim said that as the suspect swept past him he grabbed him in a headlock and took him down to the ground, said Capt. Bobby Miller of the Berkeley Police Department.
The suspect repeated commands to the victim to stay down, “I’ve got a gun, give me your money” he told the victim, who then complied.
The suspect and his companion rifled through the victim’s pocket, and they took a green lighter, the digital watch he was wearing and $7, and left him there.
When the police apprehended the suspect – Anthony Joseph Martinez – a few minutes later at Prospect Avenue and Channing Way, he did not possess a gun, but he had a lighter and the victim’s watch in his pocket.
The woman, who was not arrested, is described as a white teen-ager about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with a “chubby build” wearing a dark top with a hood.