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


Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 06, 2009) - Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 6, 2009) – The City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Robbery Detail is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.  This suspect is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies 12 days apart at the same Telegraph Avenue Branch of Bank of America (B of A). 

On April 23, 2009 at approximately 1:13 p.m. and again on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 12:11 p.m., the suspect robbed the B of A at 2347 Telegraph Avenue.  The suspect handed the teller a note threatening that he had a gun and demanded cash.  The suspect fled the bank in an unknown direction following the crimes.

Bank of America is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for these two crimes.
The suspect (pictured below) was described as:

Black Male, 40s
5'11" to 6'02" in height, medium build
With a scruffy beard

Bank of America 050609

The Berkeley Police are asking for the community’s help with this investigation. Anyone who may have any information regarding this crime is urged to call the BPD Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742 or (510) 981-5900 (non-emergency dispatch 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).

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