Armed robbery arrest. Photo: BPD

Police arrested three teenagers Tuesday after the robbery, at gunpoint, of a UC Berkeley student in the Southside neighborhood, authorities report.

At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, the student was walking by the Clark Kerr Campus, on Warring Street, when two people with a gun appeared. They confronted the student and took a cellphone and other items from him. Then they ran off, said Officer Byron White, Berkeley Police Department spokesman.

The student, who is 18, was not injured.

Meanwhile, a patrol officer in the area spotted a moving vehicle with its headlights off. After the officer stopped the vehicle, there was a radio broadcast about the recent robbery. Police determined that the vehicle and its three occupants were likely linked to that call, White said.

A search of the car turned up the victim’s belongings and a loaded gun, White said.

Police arrested the trio on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, carrying a loaded and concealed firearm, being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of stolen property.

The vehicle occupants were identified as Josahn Michael Tavernier, 18, of San Leandro, and two 17-year-old boys, one from San Leandro and one from San Lorenzo.

Tavernier was held on $325,000 bail and was set for arraignment Thursday at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland.

No further information was available about the 17-year-olds due to privacy laws that protect minors.

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...