Grizzly Peak Blvd near Signpost 14. Photo: Tracey Taylor
Grizzly Peak Blvd near Signpost 14. Photo: Tracey Taylor

Two men were victims of an armed robbery near Signpost 14 on Grizzly Peak Boulevard on Monday at 10:40 p.m., according to authorities.

The UC Police Department said the two victims, a male student and a male friend not affiliated with the university, were standing outside of their vehicle when they were approached by two suspects, both of whom were holding hand guns. They demanded the victims’ property which the two men gave them. One of the victims suffered minor injuries during the encounter.

The suspects were last seen driving southbound on Grizzly Peak. UCPD officers searched the area but could not locate the suspects or their vehicle, which is described as a sedan, color unknown.

The suspects are described as: a Hispanic male in his early 20s, shorter than 6’1”, with a goatee, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt; and a Hispanic male in his early 20s, shorter than 6’1.”

Crimes, including robberies and armed robberies, are not uncommon on Grizzly Peak whose turnouts are favorite spots for parking and taking in sweeping bay views.

In April this year, an 18-year-old woman reported being raped on Grizzly Peak, according to UCPD.

In September last year, four students were threatened with, and then assaulted with, a gun in an attempted robbery at the Signpost 21 turnout on Grizzly Peak.

On Thanksgiving Day 2014 three Concord teenagers kidnapped and carjacked a couple on Grizzly Peak and forced them to drive to an ATM in Walnut Creek to withdraw cash. Afterward, the group is alleged to have robbed another couple on Grizzly Peak, pistol whipping one victim and stealing a container of coins and other property.

And three years ago, on May 12, 2013, Alberto Santana-Silva, a 21-year-old Fremont student, was shot and killed after he intervened in an argument or disturbance between two groups of strangers on Grizzly Peak. UCPD is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in that case.

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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...