BPD detectives seeking help identifying robbery suspect

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Berkeley Police Department sent out a Nixle alert Tuesday at 4 p.m. asking the community for help in identifying a robbery suspect.

The suspect is allegedly wanted in connection with more armed robberies in Alameda, Albany, Walnut Creek and San Leandro, according to the alert. He was described in the alert as a Black male adult in his 40s or 50s, around 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build and a mustache with “white stubbly growth on his face.”

The suspect allegedly attempted to rob a pharmacy on the 1400 block of Shattuck Avenue on Oct. 27, but was unsuccessful, according to the alert. On the same evening, the suspect allegedly entered a restaurant on the 1400 block of University Avenue, demanded the contents of the register and fled the scene, according to the alert.

According to the alert, the suspect allegedly robbed a pharmacy Nov. 16 near the 2600 block of Telegraph Avenue. He allegedly approached an employee, demanded money and fled on foot.

BPD is asking anyone with information about the suspect to call the Robbery Detail at (510) 981-5742.

Sakura Cannestra is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @SakuCannestra.

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