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

A 70-year-old man sitting at a bus bench was robbed in South Berkeley during a brief struggle Thursday evening, authorities said.

The man was sitting at the bench at Woolsey Street and Shattuck Avenue at 6 p.m. when the robbery happened, said Lt. Angela Hawk of the Berkeley Police Department.

Hawk said there was “a brief struggle” over the man’s bag, and he was hurt during the robbery. He was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Details about the suspect were not immediately available, and the investigation is ongoing, Hawk said.

This story will be updated if additional information is provided.

(Note: This story erroneously listed the cross-street at Shattuck as Russell Street initially. It has been corrected.)

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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...