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Berkeley, California (Wednesday, March 17, 2010) - City of Berkeley Police Department (BPD) Property Crimes detectives are asking for the community’s help to identify a possible suspect who may be responsible for a series of seven residential burglaries.  Detectives believe this series began in late February and is still ongoing.  

459 Eola and Virginia susp 032010

The above suspect was described as:

Black male adult
 25-30 years old
5-10, thin build
Hair in dreadlocks

The suspect was last seen prowling residences in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street and 1700 block of Eola Street on March 3, 2010.  A community member took the suspect’s photo after he knocked on her door and inquired about someone who did not live there.   

As a reminder, with warmer weather approaching, we would like to encourage you to remember to lock your doors and windows. 

BPD needs the community’s help in catching this suspect.  If you know the identity of this individual, or were a victim of or witness to a similar crime, please contact the Berkeley Property Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5742.  If the event has just occurred or is in progress, please immediately report it to the BPD Dispatch at (510) 981-5900 or, from your cell phone, at (510) 981-5911.  If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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