Woman Punched in Head and Robbed in Berkeley: Police

The assault reportedly happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday near the UC Berkeley campus

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UC Berkeley police alerted the public about an assault and robbery early Sunday morning near the campus.

The robbery and assault reportedly took place shortly after 1 a.m on the 2200 block of Hearts Avenue. According to police, the suspect approached a woman and punched her in the head, then stole her purse and fled. 

Investigators described the suspect only as a person wearing a white shirt and black pants. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900.

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