Berkeley police share news of several laptop and cellphone thefts, as well as an armed robbery in the past week.
A 19-year-old from Oakland was charged last week with five felonies from four different cases in Berkeley that took place over just six weeks this fall.
Berkeley had 15 robberies in less than a week. They included a man with a gun who took a phone from a 17-year-old girl and a man who punched an 18-year-old jogger and knocked him unconscious.
In the latest Berkeley crime roundup: charges have been filed in a new sexual battery series, an attempted reptile theft, a violent attack and robbery in a parking garage, and more.