Berkeley police are looking for three suspects in the mugging and inappropriate touching of three female UC Berkeley students. The incident occurred on Monday night on Oxford Lane when a black SUV approached the women at around 8:15 p.m. The violence started when one of the men starting "grabbing the victims inappropriately." Daily Cal reports:
The three victims attempted to escape but were stopped when the first suspect revealed a handgun and aimed it at the victims. The first suspect then grabbed a bracelet from one of the victim’s arms and attempted to take her phone. A struggle between the two ensued, with the three suspects eventually fleeing the scene in their SUV, going southbound on Oxford Street. None of the victims were injured.
The suspect are described as "a Hispanic male, between 17 and 18 years old, with an average height and build, wearing a gray beanie and black hooded sweatshirt and armed with a handgun."
A second suspect has been described as "a white or Hispanic male, 18 to 20 years old, with an average height and build, wearing a dark beanie, a white t-shirt and baggy jeans."
The third suspect was simply described as "a Hispanic male."
Tips about Monday's crime should be directed to Berkeley police at 510-981-5900.