Police briefs

Kenyatta Davis
Saturday July 28, 2001

A 54-year-old woman was the victim of a robbery on Wednesday, said Berkeley Police Sgt. Kay Lantou. A young man allegedly confronted the woman on the corner of Fifth Street and Allston Way at 10:40 p.m.  

The suspect then told the victim that he had to talk to her and walked her to a side, according to Lantou. The man allegedly put his arm around the victims shoulder, grabbed her purse and ran off. The victim was not injured and there are no suspects. 


A 49-year-old man was assaulted with a statuette by a casual acquaintance on the 1900 block of Alcatraz Avenue early in the morning on Monday, Lantou said.  

The suspect, a 40- to 45-year-old woman, allegedly approached the victim’s house with a man at 5:30 a.m. When the victim answered the door the suspect demanded he give her a statuette and a vase that she had left there, Lantou said.  

The victim retrieved the statuette and when he went to retrieve the vase the suspect allegedly hit him in the back of the head with the statuette. The victim declined medical attention. 


A 50-year-old man was knocked to the ground causing head injuries on the 2800 block of Sacramento Street on July 24, according to Lantou.  

The victim, who was slightly intoxicated at the time of the incident, reportedly got into a conversation with a group of 10 young men. According to Lantou, one of the men punched the victim causing him to fall and hit his head on the cement. The assailants allegedly ran off immediately. The victim was treated at Highland Hospital and released. There are no suspects.