VIDEO: Suspects arrested in UC Berkeley strong-arm robbery

BERKELEY (KRON)—Police have arrested two suspects connected to a strong-arm robbery at UC Berkeley.

The robbery was reported around 10 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Shattuck Ave. and Center St.

Two suspects approached a woman and stole her cell phone.

The suspect then left on foot.

The woman was not injured. It is not known if she was a student at UC Berkeley.

UC Berkeley police and Berkeley police responded to the robbery and arrested the two suspects nearby.

Police have identified the suspects as 20-year-old Raina Doss and a 17-year-old.

SECTION: String of robberies near UC Berkeley

This is one of many crimes that have happened in the city of Berkeley within the last week.

The first thing the mayor said KRON4’s Alecia Reid Tuesday evening is that it’s unfortunate that all of a sudden there’s this uptick in crime around the U.C. Berkeley campus.

Berkeley Police Department is working with campus police to figure this out.

The mayor says police patrols have become more frequent around the campus.

Just to give you an idea of the crimes we’re talking about.

In the last six days, there have been: two sex assaults, one shooting, eight armed robberies, and one attempted robbery.

KRON4’s Alecia Reid spoke to a number of Cal students, who were also concerned about a gunman that was walking around the area just days ago.

Now, although police are on patrol, the mayor says people in the area need to be aware of their surroundings.

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