Two Men Injured, Robbed at Gunpoint on Southside

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Two men were robbed at gunpoint outside of Top Dog on Southside early Sunday morning.

The victims - one seated in a vehicle and one standing beside him - were eating hot dogs outside of the restaurant at 2534 Durant Ave. at 3:05 a.m. when they were approached by four men, one of whom pointed a revolver at the victim outside the vehicle, according to a UCPD crime alert.

The victim inside the vehicle went to aid his friend, and a struggle ensued during which the suspect struck both victims with the revolver, according to the alert. The suspects stole various personal items from the victim who was in the vehicle.

The suspects are all males, and one was described as being in his mid-20s, 6-foot-1, 240 pounds, with heavy dreadlocks and wearing a white plaid shirt and dark jeans, according to the alert. Descriptions of the other suspects were not available.

The suspects stole a BlackBerry cell phone, wallet, driver's license and three credit cards from one victim. The other victim "fought with the principal suspect and was able to elude having anything stolen from him, though he was injured during the tussle," said Berkeley Police Department Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.

The four suspects "dashed across the street" and fled eastbound in a dark car - possibly a Lexus - on Durant, she said.

A witness called 911, and six police officers responded to the scene. No suspects have been arrested, according to Kusmiss.

The victims - both 26 years old - suffered facial wounds. The victim who was first approached had several bumps, swelling and redness and was bleeding from his face, Kusmiss said. The other victim was bleeding from the side of his mouth. Both declined medical treatment.

Kusmiss said Berkeley police are investigating the incident.


Contact Nina Brown at [email protected]



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