Police Blotter

By Richard Brenneman
Tuesday April 04, 2006

Bank robber 

Berkeley Police are seeking the public’s help in learning the name of the fellow who robbed the Bank of America at 1500 Shattuck Ave. Wednesday. 

The bandit (at right) walked into the bank claiming to have a gun and demanded cash from the teller. Berkeley Police spokesperson Ed Galvan said the robber may be the same man who pulled similar heists at banks in Albany, El Sobrante and Fremont over the last two weeks. 

The robber is described as a white male in his early to mid 40s. He has blond hair, stands 5’6” tall, weighs about 150 pounds and sports a longer style mustache. 

Bank of America is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for his arrest and conviction. 

Galvan asked anyone with information on the robber to call his department’s robbery detail at 981-5742. 



A resident of the 2800 block of Ellsworth Street was startled Saturday morning when the knock on the door turned out to be a man bleeding from a head wound in need of help. 

As he later told police, the man had been pistol-whipped by a bandit who walked up to him and demanded cash. After telling the bandit he was carrying no money, the robber settled for his iPod instead. 


Note to readers 

The police blotter has been brief of late because the Berkeley Police Department hasn’t been posting many entries to its Daily Police Bulletins website. No entries were posted at all for the period between March 23 and April 1.