Berkeley Laptop Theft & Assault

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Berkeley Laptop Thieves Captured On Camera Assaulting Good Samaritan

May 02, 2018 - 1:46 pm

BERKELEY (KCBS Radio) - On Wednesday, Berkeley Police responded to a report of a laptop robbery in front of Caffe Strada on College Avenue.

Witnesses say one of the suspects grabbed a laptop from one of the cafe patrons and then ran off to a waiting car. Two good samaritans attempted to subdue the suspect before the police arrived when the getaway driver walked over and assaulted one of the samaritans in the head.

The pair fled from the scene in a later model, blue Chevy Impala.

Several witnesses taking video of the theft captured the assault on camera. Berkeley Police provided one of the videos, here...

Berkeley Police is asking for the community's help with the case at (510) 981-5742.