“There have been at least 16 carjackings in the crime-ridden college town year to date – a benchmark that has already outpaced prior years.”
It’s amazing how much crime has increased on or near college campuses in recent years.
FOX News reports:
UC Berkeley student carjacked at gunpoint as crime surge plagues college town
A University of California Berkeley student was carjacked at gunpoint outside a fraternity two days before the start of the fall semester, according to police.
Three men with a gun allegedly ambushed the student at 10:50 p.m. Monday on Channing Way between College and Piedmont Avenues and fled with a black 2021 Toyota Corolla.
UC Berkeley, which is about 15 miles east of San Francisco, is the top-ranked public school in the country, tied with UCLA, according to the most recent college rankings from U.S. News and World Report.
Earlier in the day, the University of California Police Department warned students and staff of an attempted carjacking with a pistol and screwdriver on campus in a parking lot behind Cal Memorial Stadium, according to local news site Berkeley Scanner.
Two people were sitting in a parked car when the assailant allegedly tried to break their car window with a screwdriver, according to a police report obtained by the outlet.
The victims threw the car in reverse and took off. There have been at least 16 carjackings in the crime-ridden college town year to date – a benchmark that has already outpaced prior years.
The city typically averages about 14 carjackings a year, according to the Berkeley Police Department.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.