Two men walking around with a gun apparently went on a robbery rampage in north Berkeley last weekend, holding up four people. Another incident involving a carjacking on the UC Berkeley campus may have involved the same people.
Two African-American males, one with a thin build and one with a medium build, attempted to rob someone on Thursday April 1 around 10:16 pm near Walnut and Cedar Streets, according to Berkeley police. Two days later, on Saturday April 3, the men held someone up around 8 pm near Le Conte and Euclid. A half hour later, there was another armed robbery near Ridge and La Loma, according to Berkeley police.
On Sunday, April 4, there was an armed robbery in the 1800 block of Euclid around 2:45 pm.
UC Berkeley police, meanwhile, report that on Friday April 2 around 7:35 p.m. a 56-year old man was walking through the Ellsworth parking structure near Channing Way and Ellsworth Street, when two men approached him and demanded his car keys. They stole his car but abandoned it nearby, according to the Daily Californian.
The description of the suspects in the UC Berkeley case closely resemble those who committed the robberies in north Berkeley. Berkeley police said today they were not yet aware of the UC Berkeley incident but would look to see if they were connected.