Press Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881


Berkeley, California (Friday, March 12, 2010) - The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) is asking for the community’s help in identifying the above pictured   suspect (pictured on the left) who is responsible for a commercial robbery. The robbery occurred at the Andronico’s Market located at 2655 Telegraph Ave.

On Sunday, March 7, 2010, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an unidentified suspect entered Androncio’s Market, approached an employee, brandished a handgun and demanded cash.  After the robbery, the suspect was last seen running westbound on Carleton St from Telegraph Ave.

Andronico's suspect 03122010
The suspect was described as follows:

Black male adult mid 20’s
5-08 160lbs, thin build,
Wearing a black beanie cap, dark blue pea coat

BPD needs the community’s help in catching this suspect.  If you know the identity of this individual, or were a victim of or witness to a similar crime, please contact the Berkeley Robbery Detail (510) 981-5742.  If the event has just occurred or is in progress, please immediately report it to the BPD Dispatch at (510) 981-5900 or, from your cell phone, at (510) 981-5911.  If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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