Gang of Five Robs Pair of Pedestrians

By Richard Brenneman
Thursday July 16, 2009 - 10:54:00 AM

Campus and Berkeley police are looking for a gang of five that robbed a pair of pedestrians at the corner of Oxford Street and University Avenue Sunday night, July 12. 

According to a campus police bulletin, a man and a woman were braced by five youths as they strolled along University. 

“One of the juveniles brandished a knife and demanded the victims’ property while two other suspects grabbed the victims’ property,” reported campus police. 

The five fled on foot, heading west on Allston Way. Despite a search by both law enforcement agencies, the five juveniles remain at large. 

No one was hurt in the incident. 

The victims were able to offer general descriptions of three of the suspects, all of whom were estimated to be about 16 years old. 

Campus Police Chief Victoria L. Harrison urged anyone with information about the incident to call the Berkeley Police Department at 981-5900.