Yarman Smith has convictions for pimping a minor and possession of child pornography that sent him to prison in 2013, according to court papers.
The robbers jumped into a getaway car and left, but a police officer on patrol spotted them before they could escape.
Police seized three shotguns and two handguns from the man’s home on University Avenue, authorities report.
The pledge came amid a lengthy discussion on the annual crime report, use-of-force and police stop data, traffic collision statistics and more.
Berkeley police have confiscated more than 80 guns this year.
Police served simultaneous search warrants early Thursday morning in Berkeley, Santa Rosa, San Pablo and Vallejo.
Some community members say the cameras will turn Berkeley into a “surveillance city” while others say they are sick of the violence.
On Tuesday night, Berkeley officials banned most ghost guns in the city.
In July, the city’s new Police Accountability Board kicked off, replacing the longstanding Police Review Commission, which was formed in 1973.
Police are asking for the community’s help to identify the man and have released two brief videos from the incident Sept. 29.
Police said some of the juveniles were wearing ankle monitors because they were already on probation at the time of their arrest.
Detectives say they found a stolen handgun with a high-capacity magazine during Eddie Nute’s arrest. He has been charged with six robberies.