Tuesday November 16, 2004

Two Drivers Robbed, One Shot  

A driver was shot and wounded at 4 a.m. last Wednesday as he was making a delivery in the 2200 block of Sacramento Street, said Officer Okies. 

The driver was approached by a male and female robbery team who demanded cash. The driver was shot in the ensuing confrontation, and was rushed to a local hospital where he is recovering, said Officer Okies. 

In the second incident three hours later, another delivery driver was approached by a male/female robbery team as he was stopped at Tenth Street and University Avenue. 

After collecting the money, the two robbers jumped into a dark-colored import driven by a second woman. 

Officer Okies said police are investigating to see if there is a connection between the two crimes. “We’re also working with other agencies to see if these robberies are connected to others in the area,” he said. 


Police Seek Help for Lost Woman 

Berkeley Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman in her 70s officers found after they were summoned to help a disoriented woman at a bus stop near the corner of Shattuck and University avenues. 

The woman, who stands five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds, had no identification papers and speaks only Korean, said BPD spokesperson Officer Joe Okies. 

A translator brought in by police said the woman’s name may be Oh, Byungae. 

She was unable to offer her address or the names of any friends, but indicated that she may have been born in April, 1925, and may have a son in San Francisco named Sunsoon Im or Lim. 

Anyone with any information on the woman is requested to call Berkeley Police at 981-5900. 


Road Rage Report 

An incident of road rage took a nasty turn on Berkeley Nov. 4, when the driver of an SUV pulled alongside another motorist on Ashby Avenue near the intersection with San Pablo Avenue, said Officer Joe Okies. 

A male occupant of the SUV brandished the firearm. He was accompanied by a woman in the car, said the driver of the other car. No suspects have been identified. 


Strong-Armed Stereo 

Two men entered the Food Town market at 3049 Sacramento St. shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 5. They strong-armed a portable radio away from a customer. 


Robbery Trio Busted 

Police arrested a 19-year-old man and two juveniles Nov. 5 for the strongarm robbery of a Berkeley man. The heist occurred about 9:30 p.m., and the victim followed the three suspects and called police, who handcuffed all three and escorted them to cells. 


Another Strongarm 

Police are looking for a man in his mid-20s who strong-armed the cash away from a pedestrian in the 1500 block of Eighth Street shortly before 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. 


Mother Busted 

Police arrested a Berkeley mother after a shopper saw her shoving her three-year-old in the Telegraph Avenue Andronico’s Park & Shop shortly after 6 p.m. on the 6th. The mom was booked on charges of child endangerment and drug intoxication, and the youngster was taken to Child Protective Services, said Officer Okies. 


Fowl Deeds 

A short, heavyset woman, her face hidden behind a mask, claimed to have a gun in her pocket after she entered the Church’s Fried Chicken at 1200 San Pablo Ave. on Nov. 7. When she demanded the contents of the till, the clerk wisely didn’t choose to contest her claim. No arrests have been made. 


BART Robber Busted  

Police arrested an 18-year-old suspect on suspicion of armed robbery after a man was robbed and stabbed at the downtown BART station, said Officer Okies. 

Both the victim and the suspect were standing at the platform when officers arrived shortly after the call. The victim had been robbed of his personal belongings and sustained minor injuries. 


Blockbuster Bust  

Berkeley Police arrested a 26-year-old man in the 2352 Shattuck Ave. Blockbuster Video Friday after a clerk saw him attempting to open DVDs protected by locking devices. 

The suspect was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools and vandalism.o