Two men with a gun stole a pair of Nikes from a UC Berkeley student who had arranged to sell them in a parking lot near campus on Monday morning, authorities report.
The incident happened just before 10:30 a.m. in the CVS parking lot at 2655 Telegraph Ave. near Derby Street, police said.
The victim, a Cal student in his 20s, had arranged to sell his Nikes but the men who showed up to buy them robbed him instead, the Berkeley Police Department said in response to a Berkeley Scanner inquiry.
After the armed robbery, the men drove southbound on Telegraph in a silver sedan.
Limited descriptions were available as of publication time.
There were at least 74 robberies reported in Berkeley between Jan. 1 and March 23, the most recent date available, according to CrimeMapping.com.
Historically, Berkeley averaged about a robbery a day, but that number dropped during the pandemic.
This year has seen the city's robbery stats returning to historic levels.
About 20% of Berkeley's robberies have tended to involve a gun.
Read more about robberies in Berkeley from recent TBS coverage.