Photo: Gun used in robbery
BERKELEY — Police arrested three men on April 3, shortly after two students of the University of California at Berkeley were robbed at gunpoint—while they were entering an apartment building where they live.
The armed robbery occurred at 12:32 p.m. on the 2600 block of Regent Street, moments after the suspects walked away from a group of men loitering nearby and approached the two victims.
One of the suspects allegedly pulled a gun on the victims and demanded that they hand over their personal property. The suspects fled afterward, running southward on Regent Street, and no one was injured during the robbery, police said.
Responding officers swarmed the nearby downtown area within a few minutes. They searched the area until three men were located who matched the descriptions of the suspects, and they were arrested less than an hour later.
While the suspects were being questioned and searched, police found one of the men was carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine. Police also recovered stolen property belonging to one of the robbery victims.
The suspects were booked at the Berkeley City Jail, pending arraignment on April 5. Bail for two of the suspects Purev Narmandakh, 21 of San Francisco, and Enkhbilig Tengis, 20 of Berkeley, was set at $490.000 each. Bond for the third suspect Purevochir Munkhtur, 19 of Martinez was set at $290,000.
Narmandkh, Tengis and Munkhtur, are each charged with first degree robbery, receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of an unregistered gun, carrying a loaded firearm in public, carrying a loaded firearm when not the registered owner; and the manufacture, import of sale of a large-capacity magazine.
Narmandakh and Tengis, each face additional charges for use of a firearm in committing a felony, and conspiracy to commit a crime.