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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Friday October 20th, 2017 :: 08:42 a.m. PDT


Timely Warning - Robbery Via Rock

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Robbery via rock
People’s Park
UCPD Case # 17-02907
On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, around noontime, a robbery via rock to the head occurred at People’s Park.  The victim, a female with no affiliation to UCB, was in People’s Park when the suspect struck her in the head with a rock and stole her purse.  The victim sought her own medical treatment at a nearby hospital and reported the encounter to UCPD later in the evening.
The suspect was described as:
A White male, in his 30’s, approximately 6-feet tall, red beard, wearing a “Peter Pan” style hat and a blue hooded sweatshirt.
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:

  • Please do not delay in calling 911.  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.
  • 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).
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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