Suicide Victim Found
Berkeley paramedics were summoned to the 2200 block of University Drive on the UC Berkeley campus at 7:25 Monday morning after a student discovered a body in the bushes.
“There was a clothesline rope and bruising around his neck,” said Deputy Fire Chief David Orth. “He had hanged himself from an overhead branch, and the rope had broken.”
The dead man was identified as Eduardo Zamudio-Zee, 32, of Oakland. A search of the body turned up a suicide note and a receipt for the rope.
Robs Dollars from Depot
At 10:30 Monday morning, a gunman masked by a scarf walked into the Dollar Depot at 1440 University Ave., pulled a pistol and demanded cash from the cashier, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Shira Warren.
The bandit escaped on foot carrying the contents of the till. The cashier was shaken but otherwise uninjured.
Punches Victim, Grabs Purse
A 39-year old woman was punched and robbed of her purse shortly before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Blake Street and San Pablo Avenue.
Gunpoint Purse Heist
A gunman accosted a woman walking near the corner of Fourth and Delaware streets about 8:15 Wednesday evening and demanded her wallet. The victim complied.