Berkeley couple carjacked while arriving home with baby

The carjacking took place in the 2700 block of Acton Street, near Oregon Street, shortly before 9 p.m.

Berkeley couple carjacked while arriving home with baby
There have been nearly 40 carjackings in Berkeley this year, according to the latest BPD data. That's well above historic averages. Google Maps

A Berkeley couple in their 30s arrived home with their baby Sunday night only to be carjacked by a group of men who took their Subaru, authorities report.

The carjacking took place in the 2700 block of Acton Street, near Oregon Street, shortly before 9 p.m.

Berkeley police said the couple had just parked in front of their house when the confrontation happened as the mother was attempting to put the child to sleep and the father was unloading the car.

That's when four men in a black sedan pulled up and demanded the father's keys, cellphone and other items.

The men took the couple's Subaru Outback, which was still missing as of Monday night, Berkeley police said.

Robberies in Berkeley are up 27%

Carjacking reports are up significantly this year compared to the same period last year and historical averages, according to the latest BPD data.

There have been 37 other carjackings in Berkeley this year, according to the latest BPD data.

At this time last year, there had been 14 carjackings, which is also Berkeley's historical annual average dating back to 2018.

Read more about robberies in Berkeley.

Robberies in Berkeley are up 27%.

According to BPD data, there have been more than 310 robberies in Berkeley so far this year.

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