People’s Park: several reported crimes this month, including an armed robbery. Photo: djwudi/Creative Commons.

Three men were robbed at gunpoint in People’s Park in Berkeley on Thursday Aug. 30 at 8:30 pm after going to the park with the intention of buying drugs. The suspect has not been apprehended.

According to UC Berkeley police, three adult men went to People’s Park with the intent to buy drugs from a drug dealer. They approached the suspect and asked if he sold drugs. The suspect pulled out a handgun from his waist and demanded wallets from the victims. The victims handed over their wallets and then ran away. The victims were not injured during the encounter. Three hours later, the victims reported the crime to UCPD. UCPD checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 36 years old, 6’ tall, approximately 180 pounds, and armed with a silver pistol.

There have been a couple of reported crimes in People’s Park this month, including a case of arson in a men’s bathroom on Aug. 4, and a hate incident on Aug. 12.

For more recent crime in Berkeley, read our latest Police Blotter, published earlier today.

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