Racial Slurs, Mistaken ID Blamed in Cal Dorm Robbery

Police: Football players thought victims made racial slurs at party

Police believe racial slurs and a case of mistaken identity led two University of California, Berkeley football players to rob two other UC Berkeley students in their dorm in September, UC Berkeley police said Tuesday.

Police obtained warrants for R.J. Garrett and Gary Doxy, both 21, Monday and arrested them without incident.

The alleged robbery happened early in the morning Sept. 30 when Garrett and Doxy reportedly climbed through an open kitchen window into a suite in Building 17 of the Clark Kerr Campus.

The two suspects allegedly pointed a gun at the two 18-year-old students living in the suite and demanded a laptop computer and a wallet.

The gun later turned out to be a BB gun, police said.

The suspects then ran from the suite with the laptop, police said.

Police believe Garrett and Doxy targeted the two victims because they thought they had made racially offensive comments at a party a few days earlier.

Garrett and Doxy are both being held on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery. Their bail has been set at $60,000 each. Garrett has also  been charged with possession of an illegal, stolen weapon unrelated to the alleged robbery.

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