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Berkeley Police Search For Alleged Laundromat Thief, Come Up Empty-Handed



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    An emergency response vehicle and SWAT team officers converged on a Berkeley laundromat after it was allegedly robbed at gunpoint, Monday, July 27, 2015.

    Police searched a Berkeley neighborhood for hours for a suspect who allegedly robbed a laundromat Monday morning but concluded the search without making an arrest, according to police.

    The suspect robbed the Wash & Shop Laundromat at 2450 Sacramento St. at about 8:30 a.m., allegedly stealing cash from the business at gunpoint before running from the store, police said.

    Responding officers shut down the neighborhood looking for the suspect, asking residents to stay indoors and to report any suspicious activity, police said.

    Police said they searched the area into the afternoon with assistance from an Oakland police dog but couldn't locate the robber.

    Streets in the area reopened by about 2 p.m. and police were clearing the area.

    The suspect was described as being under 30 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a slim build, police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said. He was wearing a long-sleeved gray hooded sweatshirt during the robbery and may have silver teeth.

    Anyone with information about the suspect or robbery is asked to contact Berkeley police at (510) 981-5900 or the Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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