Bank robbery by note
On Tuesday at approximately 2 p.m., a man stood in line at the Citibank at 2000 Shattuck Ave., and then approached a teller with a note. The teller was unable to read the entire note, but did see the word “Robbery” written among the text.
The suspect then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was described as a black male in his late forties to early fifties, 5 feet 6 inches with a dark complexion, mustache and skinny build. He had wavy shoulder-length hair, thick plastic rim eyeglasses and wore a black motorcycle jacket and dark pants.
Police vehicles tires slashed
On Wednesday night a McKinnly Street resident, who lives near to the Berkeley Police Station, was smoking a cigarette on his porch around midnight when he heard a “rush of air.”
He looked toward the street and noticed a male suspect kneeling near the rear tire of a white police van and then he heard the click of what sounded like a lock-blade knife.
The suspect then headed west on Allston Way and the witness called police.
When officers responded — from across the street — they found that four cars had slashed rear right tires.
Two of the vehicles were official police vehicles, one was the personal vehicle of a police officer and the fourth belonged to a McKinnly Street resident.