83-Year-Old Man Robbed Outside Berkeley Apple Store

Berkeley police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed and injured an 83-year-old man for his new iPhone.

The strong-arm robbery occurred on Friday, Dec. 26 around 1 p.m., just after the victim left the Apple store at 1823 4th St. He was walking with a family member on 4th near Hearst Avenue when the suspect forcibly took the new iPhone from the victim and injured him.

The suspect then fled in a silver Audi with paper plates.

Surveillance video of the suspect released today shows a male in his 30s with short hair and an average build wearing a red zip-up Gap hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information on this incident should call robbery detectives at (510) 981-5742 or the non-emergency line at (510) 981-5900. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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