Police Briefs

– Hank Sims
Saturday October 27, 2001

Shortly after midnight Wednesday, two armed robbers held up the Office Depot store at 1025 Gilman Street, according to Berkeley Police Department Spokesperson Lt. Cynthia Harris. 

The men approached two employees as they closed the store for the night. They forced the employees back inside the store and made them hand over an undisclosed amount of cash. No merchandise was taken. 

The suspects are described as black males in their 20s, one around 6 feet tall and 170 pounds., the other around 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. Both were wearing black, hooded, long-sleeve sweatshirts, baggy black jeans and black tennis shoes. Both carried handguns. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the BPD Robbery Detail at 981-5742. 





Three juvenile females robbed a purse from a woman near the corner of Shattuck and University avenues on Wednesday at 9:45 a.m., according to Harris. 

One asked the woman for the time as she walked down the street. When the woman stopped to check her watch, another juvenile allegedly reached into a bag the woman was carrying and pulled out her purse. The three then fled on foot. 

Police have no suspects at this time. 




There were reports of shots fired Tuesday evening. 

Many neighbors near the corner of Derby and Milvia Streets reported hearing a series of gunshots around 9:40 p.m. One witness said he saw what appeared to be one male firing at another.  

Police were unable to find any suspects or victims in the neighborhood.