Police Blotter

Tuesday June 29, 2004

Armed Robber Confronts Driver, Jail 

A 35-year-old Berkeley man pulled a gun on a motorist at the intersection of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street shortly before dawn Saturday, but the only thing he got was a bunk in the city lockup. 

Walking up to the motorist, the bandit flashed his handgun and demanded money, then fled on foot before completing his crime. He was caught by police shortly thereafter. 


Strongarm Bandits Batter Young Victim 

A teenage robbery victim was beaten seriously enough to require hospitalization about 2 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Bonar Street and Allston way, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 

No suspects have been arrested. ª