Police seek robber at UC Berkeley

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Authorities are investigating a robbery Sunday afternoon at the Botanical Gardens on UC Berkeley’s campus. 

According to the University of California Police Department, Berkeley (UCPD), a mountain biker on the singletrack trail reported a man threatened to rob him of his bike with a small knife. 

The victim was able to escape without any injuries and the suspect remains at large. 

UCPD said the suspect is described as a 30-35-year-old white man wearing black fleece hiking pants and a gray hiking shirt with two backpacks. He is 5-foot-10 with a buzz cut. 

UCPD says if anyone has information about this attempted robbery, contact the department at 510-642-6760 or the East Bay Regional Park District Police at 510-881-1833.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.