Friday December 10, 2004

Bank Robber Sought 

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the gunman who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 2144 Shattuck Ave. at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 2. 

Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies said the gunman stands about six feet tall and weighs approximately 205 pounds. He had scabs over his right eye and was carrying a black pistol in his waistband.  

He was wearing a blue jacket with gray stripes on the arms. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Robbery Detail at 981-5742 or e-mail tips to police@ci.berkeley.ca.us. Tipsters may remain anonymous, Okies said. 


Pedals Away From Heister 

When a would-be robber tried to strongarm his ride away from a bicyclist near the corner of Shattuck and University avenues Tuesday, the would-be victim made his get-away on the very two wheels the robber wanted. 


Junior High Brandishers  

An anxious mother called Berkeley police Wednesday morning to report that two students, one carrying a knife, the other a wrench, had threatened her son at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. 

Officer Okies said police had no suspects.