Serial Armed Robber Sought: by Richard Brenneman

Friday August 06, 2004

Berkeley Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the gunman who has robbed at least 13 business in Berkeley and North Oakland during the past month. 

BPD spokesperson Office Joe Okies said, “Typically, the suspect enters the business, threate ns the clerk with a gun and demands money from the cash register. 

The robber, classified by police as armed and dangerous, is a thinly built 6’ to 6’3” African American about 25 to 35 years old with short cropped hair, typically wearing t-shirts or spor t s jerseys over blue jeans. 

Anyone with information on the crimes should call the BPD Robbery Detail at 981-5742 or e-mail tips to police@ci.berkeley.ca.us. Anonymous information is welcomed. 

—Richard Brenneman