A pair of brazen bandits staged a “hot prowl” heist at UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr campus early Tuesday morning, climbing in through an open kitchen window to rob a pair of students.
According to a UCPD crime alert, the victims called police at 12:51 a.m. to say they’d just been robbed.
The suspects, two tall, solidly built young men both wearing hooded garb, slipped in through the open window.
Once inside, the first suspect walked into the bedroom where the two 18-year-old male residents were sleeping, while his accomplice waited in the hallway.
Inside the bedroom the gunman flipped on the light and slammed the door, aiming his gun at the hapless students while he “demanded a laptop,” according to police.
While the intruder was collecting the computer from one student and demanding the wallet of the other, the accomplice in the hallway repeatedly opened the door to urge his partner to pick up the pace so they could flee.
The pair left the suite, this time by the front door, and “were last seen fleeing CKC on foot,” police reported.
One suspect wore a puffy black jacket with a fleece-lined hood and a red-billed baseball cap, while the other was wearing a red hoodie and toting a yellow-and-black backpack, police said.
Police asked anyone with information about the crime to call the campus police investigators at 642-0472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 642-6760 after hours.