BERKELEY -- A 19-year-old man has been arrested for an alleged armed robbery in People's Park, authorities said.

Police say Andres Rodriguez walked up to a man and a woman sitting on a park bench Thursday at 5:11 p.m., flashed a handgun stashed in his waistband, and took the pair's belongings. Witnesses watched Rodriguez walk to a white Dodge Durango with yellow flames on the side, where three women were waiting for him, according to UC Berkeley police.

An officer spotted the Durango near Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and pulled the car over. Rodriguez was arrested after the victims identified him as the armed robber, police said. The stolen items were also recovered. No one was injured.

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