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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Wednesday August 23rd, 2017 :: 10:35 a.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Robbery (Photo Update)

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(Photo Update)
Recreational Sports Facility
UCPD Case # 17-02118
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. a robbery via threats of a gun occurred in the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF).  The male suspect entered the facility and prowled the building stealing cell phones and wallets from multiple victims.  When an RSF employee confronted the suspect, the suspect stated he had a gun.  Fearing for her safety, the employee let the suspect leave the building.  The suspect was last seen heading westbound on Bancroft Way. UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as:

A Black male, middle aged, wearing a navy cap with a red brim, a blue plaid flannel shirt over a white t-shirt, white tennis shoes and possibly wearing dark jeans.
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:
  • If you have personal items of value, leave them at home.
  • If you have to bring personal items, get a fanny pack and keep them on you at all times. Do not leave your keys unattended anywhere. 
  • Never leave your bags, purses, wallets, or any other possessions unattended even for a moment. Know where your property is when you are working out. 
  • Always report missing or stolen property immediately!
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

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Non-emergencies: 510-642-6760

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