A  20-year-old man who was walking east on Haste Street around 4 am on Sunday morning was held up by gunpoint

The man was on the 2100 block of Haste at 3:53 am when three assailants approached him, according to UC Berkeley police. Two of the men held handguns near their chests and pointed them at the man. One of the assailants grabbed the victim’s cell phone and searched his pockets. The three suspects then fled on foot west on Haste Street, according to police.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...