Berkeley police are investigating a carjacking that took place at 7:55 pm on Friday Aug. 24 in the 2500 block of Benvenue Avenue.

A male adult was waiting in his vehicle for a friend. He was approached by the unknown suspect, who was armed with a gun. The suspect ordered the victim out of the vehicle. Fearing for his safety, the victim got out of the car. The suspect fled the area, taking the victim’s vehicle.

The stolen vehicle is a gray, 2006, two-door Pontiac, GTO. The victim was not injured during the encounter.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 5’-10” tall, medium complexion, muscular build, and wearing all dark clothing.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Berkeley Police Department on (510) 981-5900 (24 hours).

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...