Berkeley police seek package thief caught on video

Police are seeking this man they say stole a package Tuesday morning. Photo: BPD
Police are seeking this man they say stole a package Tuesday morning. Photo: BPD

The Berkeley Police Department is looking for a man caught on video taking a package from a home early Tuesday morning.

According to Officer Byron White, a Berkeley Police spokesman, the theft took place at about 5:15 a.m. in the 1600 block of Berkeley Way, between California Street and McGee Avenue.

The man is seen walking up to a home, picking up a parcel, and walking away. White posted a video of the incident on Facebook, asking “Anyone know who this is?”

A video of the theft appears below.


Anyone Know who this Is?On December 15th around 5:17 am, this person stole a package from the front porch of a residence on the 1600 block of Berkeley Way (BPD Case #15-73006). If you have any information about this suspect, please contact the Berkeley Police Departments Property Crimes Unit at (510) 981-5737. During the Holiday season, we tend to see more crimes of opportunity—like package thefts. Let’s make it more difficult for would be thieves! If you are having a package delivered, consider having the package held/delivered to a PO Box or FedEx/UPS location. Another great idea is to have your package delivered to your workplace, if your employer will let you.

Posted by Offc Byron White on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

White said crimes like this are a particular problem during the holidays.

“We tend to see more crimes of opportunity — like package thefts,” he wrote on Facebook. “Let’s make it more difficult for would be thieves! If you are having a package delivered, consider having the package held/delivered to a PO Box or FedEx/UPS location. Another great idea is to have your package delivered to your workplace, if your employer will let you.”

Police ask anyone with information about the man in the video to call the Berkeley Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit at 510-981-5737.

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