Suspect for attempted kidnapping at Berkeley campus wanted

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A suspect attempted to kidnap a woman leaving the University of California Barkeley campus. According to the Berkeley Police Department, the suspect is still at large. 

Shortly after 5 p.m., a woman in her 20s was walking from the UC Campus when a man came up behind her. 

The woman told the police the man grabbed her by the arm and threatened to sexually assault her. 

She was able to escapte the suspect’s hold and run away. She hid inside a cafe for safety, but the suspect followed her inside. 

Staff inside the cafe kept the suspect away from the woman and called the police. The suspect headed back towards the campus and officers weren’t able to find him. 

The suspect is described as a bald white amn in his 40s. He is around 6 feet tall, has a thin to medium build, and is last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt, jeans, and white sneakers.

 Anyone with information about this crime or this suspect is asked to contact BPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at 510-981-5735.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.