The 23-year-old Berkeley man was walking home when four men demanded his property, then stabbed him when he fought to keep it.
The principal told parents that the students were “physically safe” but “emotionally shaken” by what had happened.
It is unusual for Berkeley to have so many robbery reports in one night. The city has regularly averaged one robbery a day in recent years.
The robbers jumped into a getaway car and left, but a police officer on patrol spotted them before they could escape.
Detectives say they found a stolen handgun with a high-capacity magazine during Eddie Nute’s arrest. He has been charged with six robberies.
The chase began just before 1:50 p.m. in downtown Berkeley when officers saw a vehicle they recognized as wanted.
The robber was described as a white man in his 60s wearing a dark blue jacket, surgical mask and shorts, police said.
A man took matters into his own hands when thieves burglarized his home, and more in the latest crime roundup.
Police are reporting three more hate crime arrests in May, and there’s a new community survey out to seek input about the PRC.
Police arrested a man in connection with a series of antisemitic hate crimes in Berkeley, a local resident found a gun in his yard and more.
Police investigated two shootings, made two hate crime arrests and seized several guns during traffic stops. Strangers attacked two older women.
A series of armed robberies has unnerved bike riders along popular scenic East Bay roads.