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Couple robbed, kidnapped at Berkeley, Calif. lookout spot

Police said a couple sitting in their car were kidnapped and robbed by three men along Grizzly Peak Blvd. in Berkeley on the morning of November 27, 2014.

CBS San Francisco

BERKELEY, Calif. - Police say a couple sitting in a car at a Berkeley, Calif. hillside lookout point taking in the view of the San Francisco Bay were robbed and kidnapped.

University of California, Berkeley police are looking for three men who tried to rob a 26-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man about 2 a.m. Thursday.

No one was injured.

Police said the men, armed with at least two guns and two baseball bats, got into the couple's car, parked on Grizzly Peak Boulevard viewpoint behind the UC Berkeley campus, and tried to rob them.

The couple said they had no cash so one man drove with them to a bank ATM.

The other men followed them in a red, four-door car. A full description of the car and the suspects was not available Friday.

The couple turned over the cash and men drove away.

The area is a popular spot for sightseeing and among students, although the couple robbed Thursday are not UC Berkeley students, police said.

The case remains under investigation.

Police are reminding students, tourists and community members to be aware of their surroundings and avoid, especially at night, isolated areas without people, businesses, lights, or phones.

A UC Berkeley police spokesman was not immediately available for comment Friday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at (510) 642-0472 or (510) 642-6760.