Laptop reported stolen from Caffé Strada, Berkeley police searching for suspect

People sit at tables outside of a cafe while engaging in conversation. The sign of the cafe is pictured saying "cafe strada". Two women walk in.
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The grand theft of a laptop was reported at Caffé Strada on Tuesday night, according to a Nixle alert released by Berkeley Police Department on Monday afternoon.

The café patron was working on his laptop Tuesday at 7:03 p.m. in the outdoor seating area of Caffé Strada, located at 2300 College Ave. When he stepped away briefly, the suspect ran up and grabbed the patron’s laptop from the table, according to the alert.

The suspect was last seen running westbound on Bancroft Way before fleeing in a nearby parked car. The alert described the suspect as a 5-foot-9-inch male with a medium build.

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