Sexual battery reported on campus Thursday night

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A male suspect allegedly groped a female victim as she walked through the UC Berkeley campus Thursday night, according to a UCPD crime alert.

The alert stated that the victim was able to escape from the suspect as she approached the intersection of Bancroft Way and College Avenue and was not physically injured during the incident. UCPD was alerted that the sexual battery occurred about 10:30 p.m.

The suspect is a Black man, 5 feet 5 inches in height and 23 or 24 years old, according to the alert. The alert described him as having short, dark brown hair, brown eyes, a medium build and wearing a hooded jacket, jeans and a gray backpack.

UCPD received a report of the battery Friday and is encouraging community members with more information to contact its Criminal Investigation Bureau at (510) 642-0472. 

Jessica Lynn is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @jessicailynn.