Le Roy and Le Conte. Image: Google maps

A pedestrian fell off a bridge into a steep ravine during an armed robbery attempt in Berkeley last week, and police are hoping information from the community could help them find the culprit.

The incident took place Tuesday, Jan. 3, at about 5:40 p.m., the University of California Police Department announced this week.

Authories said the woman, who is affiliated in some way with Cal, was walking near Le Roy and Le Conte avenues when a man “jumped out in front of her and pointed a gun at her.”

When she stepped back to avoid the gun, she tripped and “fell off the bridge into a steep ravine,” UCPD said.

The man — described as a person in his 20s, about 5 foot 8 with a slight build — ran south toward campus and police could not catch up with him.

The pedestrian was treated for injuries received during the fall, UCPD said.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

(The headline and story were updated shortly after publication to reflect additional information from BPD that confirmed the victim is an adult.)

Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...