BERKELEY, Calif. (BCN) — An AR-15 assault rifle was allegedly used to rob a person of their backpack and laptop early this morning near the U.C. Berkeley campus, according to U.C. Berkeley Police.

The robbery occurred at 1:45 a.m. Sunday at Benvenue Avenue and Dwight Way, according to an alert that was issued at 2:21 a.m. via Twitter and the university’s “Warn Me” alert system. The suspect was described as a male in his 30s wearing a dark sweatshirt and black cargo pants and a surgical mask.

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They fled southbound on Benvenue Avenue in a newer style white pickup truck with a covered bed that was driven by another person. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

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