Police Ask Help to Identify North Berkeley Burglar Suspect

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Wednesday March 17, 2010 - 04:18:00 PM

Berkeley police said Wednesday that they want the community’s help to identify a suspect responsible for a series of North Berkeley residential burglaries. 

Police believe that the suspect may be connected to as many as seven burglaries which started in February and are still ongoing. 

The suspect was described as an adult male between 25-30 years, 5’ 10”, thin build with dreadlocks. 

The suspect was last seen prowling around residences in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street and the 1700 block of Eola Street on March 3, 2010. A community member took the suspect’s photo after he knocked on the door and inquired about someone who lived there. 

With the advent of warmer weather, the Berkeley Police Department is asking everyone to remember to lock their doors and windows. 

Police are asking anyone with any information to call the Berkeley Property Crimes Detail at 981-5742. If the event has occurred or in progress, please immediately report it to the BPD at 981-5900 or, from your cell phone, at 981-5911. Those wishing to submit an anonymous tip can call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS.