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Two Suspects with Guns Mug Teen Near UC Berkeley

By Sasha Lekach (BCN)
Friday February 01, 2013 - 12:43:00 PM

Early Thursday morning a teen was robbed by two men with a gun near the south side of the University of California at Berkeley campus, UC Berkeley police said.

The 19-year-old man was standing at Warring Street and Channing Way around 1:30 a.m. when he was approached by two men, later identified as an armed 21-year-old and a 24-year-old man, police said.

The 21-year-old suspect had a gun and demanded the victim's backpack, cellphone and wallet.

The victim complied and the suspects fled into a car driven by a third suspect, a 22-year-old man, police said.

UC police and Berkeley police officers searched the area for the suspects and the car, and eventually found the trio driving on state Highway 13 in Oakland. 

The three men were taken into custody on robbery charges, police said. 

A Berkeley police spokeswoman said the names of the three suspects had not yet been released. 

The victim was not injured during the robbery, police said.