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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Sunday August 6th, 2017 :: 07:27 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Battery, Kidnapping and Robbery

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Battery, Kidnapping and Robbery
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-02027

On Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. UCPD received a report of a battery, kidnapping and robbery in People’s Park.  The male victim, non-affiliate was in the park when he was approached by the suspect who punched him several times, physically dragged him out of the park and stole his cell phone.  The suspect was last seen running southbound from the park.  The victim suffered minor physical injuries.  UCPD searched the area but could not find the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
A Black male, 25-28 years of age, 5’08”-5’09” in height, with a thin mustache or goatee, wearing a tan wide brim hat, burgundy fleece jacket, blue jeans and carrying an unknown colored backpack.
If you have any information about this crime, please contact:

University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM / during business hours, except holidays
(510) 642-6760 / All other times

UCPD would like to remind the campus community about the following safety tips: 
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • When out and about, keep your electronic devices out of public view as they are a popular robbery target
  • If you need help dial 510-642-3333 on your cell or use a Blue Light emergency phone (located throughout the campus and identified by a blue light on top of the phone box or column).
  • Please do not delay in calling law enforcement.  UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of criminal or suspicious activity in a timely manner to assist us in intervening in potential criminal actively and apprehending suspects.
Clery Timely Warnings are released by the University California Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. 


University of California Police Department, Berkeley
1 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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