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Two stories for you today: We have the latest armed robbery of a Berkeley business and a report on a recent vehicle theft arrest that police said was made possible through an innovative GPS tracking tag made by a company called StarChase.

Did you know? There have been more than 1,200 vehicles stolen in Berkeley in 2023, a 64% increase over last year at this time, according to BPD data.

At The Scanner, we always work to bring you exclusive, timely stories and provide the context so you know how crime is trending.

StarChase GPS tag helps police arrest 2 teens in Berkeley
There have been more than 1,200 vehicles stolen in Berkeley in 2023, a 64% increase over last year at this time, according to BPD data.
Berkeley smoke shop robbed at gunpoint — again
Robberies in Berkeley are up 31% compared to last year, with more than 358 robberies so far in 2023, according to BPD data.

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Suspect in Piedmont carjacking of mom, baby held to answer
Quran Mabon, 19, has also been charged with three robberies, including a carjacking, in Berkeley this year, court papers show.
Dawn Carraway charged with felony assault of woman, 78
Police wrote that Carraway seemed to be “experiencing a psychiatric episode” when she shoved the woman down on Shattuck Avenue.

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