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Attempted Robbery on UC Berkeley Campus

By Laura Dixon (BCN)
Monday July 07, 2014 - 08:05:00 PM

Police at University of California, Berkeley, are attempting to locate two suspects who tried to rob a student walking on campus Friday night. The student was walking on the Grinnell Pathway near Mulford Hall around 8:45 p.m. when two males on bicycles approached and demanded his property, according to UC Berkeley police. 

Police said the victim ran to a nearby payphone and yelled that he was calling the police and the two suspects fled. 

The victim was uninjured during the encounter. 

Campus police searched the area but didn't find the suspects. 

The suspects were both described only as black males believed to be around 14 years old who were each estimated to be roughly 5 feet 8 inches tall with thin builds, according to police.  

Both were wearing black hooded sweatshirts at the time of the attempted robbery, police said. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call UC police at (510) 642-0472 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or (510) 642-6760 after hours. 

UC police are reminding those on campus to stay safe by remaining alert and aware of their surroundings and to move away from a threatening situation. People on campus may call (510) 642-3333 or use a Blue Light emergency phone to get help.