Teens Pepper Spray Attack Victims at UC Berkeley

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    Three female teens attacked two female victims with pepper spray in an attempted  robbery on the southside of the University of California at Berkeley campus.

    Police reported the attack on Thursday, almost a week later. The victims were walking on Dwight Way, near Prospect  Street around 9:40 p.m. Friday when they passed three females, all believed to be  teenagers.

    One of the suspects sprayed one of the victims with what appeared  to be pepper spray.

    The victims tried to run away. The suspects grabbed the second  victim, punched her in the face and then knocked her to the ground before  also spraying her in the face, police said.

    The suspects demanded the victims' property, but a male passerby  intervened and the suspects ran off without any of the victims' belongings.

    The suspects were seen getting into a white Dodge Charger that  then drove off westbound on Dwight Way, police said.

    UC Berkeley police assisted Berkeley police in a search for the  suspects, who  remain at large, Berkeley police  spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said.

    The victims both suffered injuries but refused medical care,  according to police.

    The suspects are all described as black female teenagers. One  stood about 5 feet 4 inches and had short hair.

    Another suspect was described as having long hair in a ponytail  and was wearing a long skirt.

    The third suspect was about 5 feet 5 inches and had braided hair.  She was wearing a pink shirt and a jean jacket.

    Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900.