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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Thursday August 31st, 2017 :: 05:26 p.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Burglaries Update

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(Photograph Update)

Clark Kerr Campus
UCPD Case # 17-02269 & 17-02273

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:15 a.m. UCPD responded to Clark Kerr Campus (CKC) for an in-progress burglary.  The three female victims, occupants of a dorm room in CKC Building #3 were awoken at approximately 5:50 a.m. by a female burglar ransacking their room.  The victims confronted the suspect and she left the scene.
On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 11:11 a.m. UCPD received a second report of a burglary at CKC Building 3.  The male victim placed his laptop on his desk at approximately 12:05 a.m. and went to sleep.  When the victim awoke at approximately 9:45 a.m. he discovered that his laptop was missing.  The victim’s roommate noticed a suspicious female loitering in the hallway near their room at approximately 2:39 a.m.  The female matched the description of the female burglary suspect from earlier in the morning.
A suspect involved the burglaries has been identified. 
The suspect was described as:

A Latina or Middle Eastern female, 5’06”-5’08” in height, 130 to 140 lbs., with short curly dark hair, a medium build, wearing a dark blue “polyester type” jacket, dark colored “short shorts” and possibly flip flops.
If you have any information about these crimes or if you are aware of any recent incidents involving the suspect described above 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
A victim has a number of options to choose from if they feel someone is attempting to break into their room:
  • If using a landline phone call 9-1-1 immediately.  If you can’t speak to the dispatcher, leave the phone off the hook – don’t hang up.  The dispatcher will send officers out to your location.
  • If using a cell phone call UCPD’s emergency cell phone number 510-642-3333.
  • Politely offer assistance to persons in your building or residence you do not recognize. If they have legitimate business, they will appreciate your help. If they do not, ask them to leave.
  • Do not prop any exterior doors open to allow unescorted visitors into the residence hall.
  • If you are leaving your room, lock your door.
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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