At least two residents at the Artistry Apartments on 64th and Shellmound were the victims of armed robberies recently. According to one account, the suspect(s) confronted one of the victims in an elevator where the robbery occurred.
According to a second hand account of the incident, the victim was returning from her job at a casino in the early morning and in possession of “a large amount of cash.” As she entered the elevator, the suspect awaited her and proceeded to rob her at gunpoint.
The complex issued an email to residents asking for their increased vigilance. “We have recently been informed that two individuals were each approached on separate occasions in the community and robbed at gunpoint.”
We do not have information on the circumstances of the second robbery.
Some residents were irked by the increased crime on the premises and lack of action by the building’s management. “We have no cameras, no gates and our parking garage is not secure,” noted one resident who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity. “My wife feels unsafe just walking from her car to the elevator lobby!”
The resident went on to criticize the lack of response by the on-site security team. “It’s not a bad complex, just bad management.” Artistry is owned and operated by Equity Residential.
No EPD Nixle alert was issued and the incidents do not currently show up on the EPD’s Community Crime Map which apparently only logs events after at least a week.
Artistry noted that the Emeryville Police Department has been notified of the incident and were participating in the investigation. “We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement officials in their investigation.”
We have reached out to the EPD for any additional information and will update this post if warranted.