(KRON) — The Berkeley Police Department is investigating an incident in which the victim was allegedly robbed and stomped on by a pair of teenage girls in Berkeley, according to the Berkeley Police Department. There have been no arrests in the case.
Police say the victim was waiting for a rideshare vehicle at the corner of Sacramento Street and Derby Street when the attack happened at about 5:15 p.m. Police told KRON4 that the attack was sudden, without warning.
The victim had several injuries, including an eye swollen shut and lacerations to her face and body.
According to police, the victim was pulled to the ground, hit, kicked, and her head was stomped on. The suspects also allegedly ripped a bag off the victim’s shoulder and stole her cell phone.
“When they approached the victim on the sidewalk and attacked her, they ripped her bag from her. Stole her bag and then ripped her cellphone out of her hand. We have numerous robberies throughout Berkeley. This is one of those cases where you don’t necessarily see such a blatant attack, stomping on the victim’s head,” said Berkeley police spokesperson Jessica Perry.
The victim was hospitalized and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspects were described as 13-to-15-year-old Black girls with thin builds. Police said they left the scene in a black four-door sedan driven by a Black man in his 20s.
BPD’s robbery detectives are investigating the incident.