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University of California Police Department, Berkeley
Thursday November 9th, 2017 :: 01:06 p.m. PST


Timely Warning - Robbery

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Clark Kerr Campus Building #4
UCPD Case # 17-03150
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at approximately 7:10 p.m. UCPD responded to a report of a robbery at Clark Kerr Building #4.  The victim, a female student, was attempting to open the entry door to the building when she was approached from behind by the suspect.  The suspect grabbed the victim’s laptop bag from her shoulder.  The victim saw the suspect running towards Dwight Way and enter a waiting car.  The car was last seen driving eastbound on Dwight.  UCPD searched the area but could not locate the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle.  The victim was not physically injured during the encounter.
The suspect was described as:
Unknown race male, 5’10” in height, with a thin build wearing a black jacket.
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: 
  • Travel with a friend or in a group
  • 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 a motor vehicle is involved in a crime report the following information:  activity, direction of travel, license plate, color, make/model, unusual characteristics (e.g., dents, bumper stickers, graphics, wheels, tinted windows, lifted/lowered), number of persons, etc.
  • 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. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the issuance of the warning.
(Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race are included in timely warnings only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect’s appearance from the general population.)


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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