For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Andrew Frankel, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE SOUGHT IN IDENTIFYING BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT
Berkeley, California (Thursday, July 24, 2008) - City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Robbery Detectives are asking the community’s help in identifying a bank robber and his associate. Based on the quality of the pictures Detectives are optimistic that someone may recognize the suspect in the photos above who recently robbed a bank in the City of Berkeley.
On July 18, 2008, at about 3:00 PM, the pictured suspect robbed the Wells Fargo Bank (located within the Andronico’s Market) located at 1444 University Ave. The suspect was armed with a small caliber handgun and patiently waited his turn in line before demanding cash.
A $2,000 Reward is being offered through Bay Area Crime Stoppers for Information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s). Detectives are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who may know the identity of this suspect is urged to call the BPD Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742 or (510) 981-5900 the BPD Non-Emergency Line. If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Witnesses described the suspect as: Possibly in the company of a lookout:
A Black Male Adult A Black Male Adult
In His Early to Mid 20s Dark Complexion
Approximately 6-0/180 lbs With Short Dread Locks