Increase in robberies near UC Berkeley


(KTSF by Hellas Leung)

Officials at UC Berkeley  are  warning  students  about  a series of robberies  that occurred  around campus last month.

The eight robberies happened south of campus in January . W hile  c ompared to 2011, only one robbery happened  in   the  same area in the same month .

Campus police plan to increase patrols   but also remind students to be aware of  t heir    surroundings.

Marc DeCoulode, spokesman for UC Berkeley Police  says “Try to minimize the time that you listen to music and walk  around.  Don’t be playing with electronic devices .”
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