A UC Berkeley student was carjacked near campus by two men with guns Monday night, authorities report.
The 19-year-old woman had just parked on Benvenue Avenue near Dwight Way at 8:45 p.m. when a driver in a dark sedan double-parked behind her, Berkeley police said.
The student tried to lock her doors when she saw two men get out of the car, police said, but the men pulled out guns and pointed them at her.
The men demanded money from the young woman and ordered her out of her vehicle, a black 2013 Jeep Cherokee, according to Berkeley police.
Then they drove off in the Jeep and the getaway car.
The men were described as Hispanic, in their 20s, about 5 feet 11, wearing masks and dark clothing.
Robberies in Berkeley are up 22%
There have been more than 290 robberies in Berkeley so far this year.
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Carjacking reports, which are a subset of robberies, are also up.
There have been about 30 carjacking reports in Berkeley this year compared to the historic average of 14 annually in total.
Last year at this time, there had been 12 carjackings in Berkeley, according to BPD data.