A teenager approached a 46-year-old man near the corner of Alcatraz Avenue and California Street about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, told him that he was packing a pistol, then demanded he fork over his valuables.
When the man refused, the would-be bandit slugged him in the head and then departed. The victim did not require medical attention, said Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Shira Warren.
A 19-year-old woman called police shortly before midnight on July 13 to report that a man with a buzz-cut was leering at her through a window.
The man was GOA—gone on arrival—by the time officers arrived at her apartment at Allston Way and Shattuck Avenue.
Gunman gets wallet
A man armed with a pistol approached a pedestrian near the corner of Holly Street and Buena Avenue about 6:44 p.m. last Thursday and demanded his wallet.
The victim, a 43-year-old man, complied and escaped without injury, said Officer Warren.
Police arrested a 25-year-old man two hours after he allegedly burglarized the Wet Seal and Gap clothing stores in the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue last Thursday evening.
Clothes and other items were taken in the course of the crime.
A gunman burst into Extreme Pizza at 2352 Shattuck Ave. just before midnight last Friday and emptied the till before fleeing. No arrest has been made, said Officer Warren.
Neighbors who live near the intersection of Prince and California Streets called police at 3:14 a.m. Saturday to report they had just heard gunshots.
Officers responded moments later but were unable to find either a gunman or any damage inflicted by the shots.
Police arrested a 40-year-old man near the corner of Bancroft Way and Byron Street shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday. Details of the attack were unavailable, said Officer Warren.