Berkeley Police Seek Fleeing Burglar

Keith Burbank (BCN)
Thursday November 05, 2015 - 12:50:00 PM

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly burglarized a home and then fled from an officer in Berkeley this morning, a police spokesman said. 

Police received a report of the burglary at 9:32 a.m. in the 2700 block of Regent Street near Willard Middle School, Berkeley police spokesman Officer Byron White said. 

A resident arrived to find the suspect stealing things from the home, White said. 

Officers are describing the suspect as a black man in his 40s. He was carrying a guitar and a television, White said. 

The first officers to arrive spotted a blue four-door Acura with the trunk open on Derby Street, White said. 

The officers turned on the police vehicle's lights and sirens to stop the Acura, but the driver did not stop and instead fled south on College Avenue. The officers lost sight of the car near Ashby Avenue, White said.