Berkeley Police say they believe they’ve caught two suspects responsible for a string of armed robberies during the month of August.
A victim who said he was robbed early Friday morning at gunpoint at Dwight Way and Telegraph Avenue, identified the suspects to police.
Lt. Russell Lopes said a 20-year-old Oakland man and a 17-year-old juvenile may be responsible for three robberies earlier this month, including a robbery early Thursday morning on the 2200 block of Ashby Avenue.
The adult suspect is being held without bail on a single charge of armed robbery and probation violation.
Lopes said that he and his accomplice have preyed on lone pedestrians and couples.
He believes they were responsible for the armed robbery of a couple in a parked car in the Berkeley hills on Aug. 3, and the armed robbery of a pedestrian on the 2500 block of Hillegas Avenue on Aug. 10.
Lopes said the men used a getaway car in the first two robberies. They were apprehended on foot, however, at Grant and Parker streets.