Police investigate armed carjacking in North Berkeley
Two individuals with a knife took a Subaru Outback from its owner, according to the Berkeley Police Department.
Police are investigating a carjacking via knife that took place on Shattuck Avenue in North Berkeley just after 9 p.m. Thursday.
The incident took place at Shattuck at Virginia Street at 9:05 p.m., Berkeley police said in response to an inquiry from The Berkeley Scanner.
During the carjacking, two individuals with a knife took a Subaru Outback from its owner, according to the Berkeley Police Department.
The culprits were described as Black or Hispanic men, 20-30 years old. One wore dark clothing and the other was wearing a brown sweatshirt, police said.
Police believe a smaller white SUV was associated with the carjackers and that related individuals were inside that vehicle.
The investigation is ongoing.
There have already been at least two other carjackings in Berkeley this year.
Last year there were five in total, the Berkeley Police Department said.
Between BPD and UCPD, there were at least 22 robberies reported in Berkeley from Jan. 1-29, the most recent date available, according to CrimeMapping.com.
In the past six months, there have been about 140 robberies in Berkeley that were reported to BPD, UCPD or BART police.