2 men sought after Berkeley pistol-whipping, robbery

Police are looking for two young men who hit someone with a gun during a robbery Friday and sent him to the hospital, authorities report.

Berkeley police cruiser (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso

Police are looking for two young men who hit someone with a gun during a robbery Friday and sent him to the hospital, authorities report.

Friday night at about 9:20, the armed robbery occurred at Carleton and Ellsworth streets, the University of California Police Department and Berkeley police reported Monday.

The male victim — no age listed — was approached by two men “who demanded his property and struck him with a pistol,” according to UCPD.

They took the victim’s property and ran eastbound on Derby Street toward Telegraph Avenue.

The victim was treated for his injuries at a local hospital.

Officers searched the area but could not locate the robbers, described as two men, 18-20 years old and of medium height and build. One wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and had a gun.

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

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Emilie Raguso is Berkeleyside’s senior editor of news. Email: emilie@berkeleyside.org. Twitter: emraguso. Phone: 510-459-8325.