Police Briefs

Kenyatte Davis
Thursday June 21, 2001

A West Coast Pizza employee was robbed at gun point Tuesday night on the 1600 block of Harmon Street, according to police.  

Two large pizzas were ordered, but when the delivery person came, a man sitting on a nearby porch yelled to him that he was the one who had ordered the pizzas, Lt. Russell Lopes said. When the delivery person crossed the street another male allegedly appeared with a shotgun and pointed it at the West Coast Pizza employee, ordering him to place the pizzas on the ground. The delivery person dropped the pizzas, ran to his car and drove back to West Coast Pizza where he called police. 


A 30-year-old man was attacked and robbed while walking to his home from the Downtown Berkeley BART on Monday at 11 p.m. The victim was approached by three males walking in the opposite direction, Lopes said. The largest of the three allegedly punched the victim in the face which made the victim fall immediately to the ground. The other two suspects allegedly grabbed him while he was on the ground and stole his backpack, wallet and jacket. The victim had a swollen jaw but required no medical attention, Lopes said.