For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Mary Kusmiss, Public Information Officer, (510) 981-5881
IDENTITY NEEDED FOR MAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH
Robbery Detectives Reach out to the Community
Berkeley, California (Thursday, May 17, 2007) - City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Robbery Detectives are reaching out for the community’s help in identifying the man in the picture below. The man, captured on a surveillance camera from a business, is wanted for questioning in a robbery that took place in South Berkeley.
On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at approximately 6:40pm, a sixteen-year-old (16) and his thirteen (13) year old friend were passing out flyers in the area of Russell and King Streets for an upcoming Neighborhood Watch meeting. The young men were confronted by three (3) suspects who punched and pushed the sixteen year old and made off with his iPod, wallet and keys.
Like neighboring cities, the City of Berkeley community has experienced a rise in robberies in recent months. Detectives note that tools such as the picture below can be instrumental in solving these cases.
Detectives are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime or the identity of the man in the picture is urged to call the BPD Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742 (office) or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch line).