compiled by Kenyatte Davis
Friday September 07, 2001

Two bank robberies over the past week have brought the Berkeley total since Aug. 27 to four, according to police Lt. Cynthia Harris. 

On Aug. 30 at around 2 p.m., a 29-year-old suspect, apparently unarmed, walked into the Washington Mutual Bank at 2150 Shattuck Ave. and allegedly produced a note demanding that the teller give him money. The teller gave up an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect walked out, according to Harris. The suspect was apprehended 15 minutes later. 

Limited information is available about a Wednesday robbery of Bank of the West. That robbery however, was the second time the bank at 1480 Shattuck Ave. has been robbed in eight days. That suspect is still at large. 

The Wells Fargo Bank at 2959 College Ave. was the victim of an attempted robbery on Aug. 27 at the hands of a suspect with a note demanding money. That suspect has been apprehended. 


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Two of three males caught in the process of robbing a man at 2:30 a.m. Saturday were apprehended after the three suspects fled on bikes. 

According to Lt. Harris, the suspects approached the 25-year-old victim from behind, near the corner of Regent and Parker streets, and demanded his wallet. When the victim obliged, the suspects allegedly demanded his backpack as well, but the victim refused to give it to them. At that point, patrolling Berkeley police officers approached and the suspects fled, according to Harris. The apprehended suspects were 19 and 20 years old; no information is available on the third suspect. The victim was not injured.