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

Police in Berkeley are looking for what was reported to have been a pair of 10-year-old boys who grabbed a wallet from a pedestrian at Hearst Avenue and California Street on Thursday afternoon.

The crime was reported to the Berkeley Police Department at about 2:15 p.m.

According to preliminary reports, the boys took the wallet and ran south toward a car on California Street.

The call comes amid a busy day, said Officer Byron White, BPD spokesman. Police received two reports earlier Thursday, around 11 a.m., from Cedar-Rose Park, at 1300 Rose St., where one person was punched during a robbery and another person had their property taken.

Stay tuned for updates as they are available.

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...