The Berkeley Police Department puts out a daily bulletin summarizing each day’s large and small crimes. The bulletin comes out a few days after the fact, but if you’re concerned about what’s going on in your neighborhood–and we’ve had a series of sexual assaults in the area recently–it’s a good way to catch up.
So here’s an item from last week: a sidewalk grocery snatch that also netted the victim’s wallet, credit cards, and ID. What caught my eye is the thoroughness of the description of the suspect. He, and his declared political leanings, made quite an impression:
In case that graphic doesn’t show up clearly, the suspect description is: “White male, 30-40 years old, straw hat, black ‘Obama’ T-shirt with red/blue printing, pants with high cuffs, no socks, ‘Keen’ brand or similar hybrid hiker/sandle [sic] type shoes, with a green ‘Long’s Drugs’ shopping cart.