Police Seek Two Suspects in Berkeley Rape

Richard Brenneman
Tuesday June 15, 2004

Berkeley Police are asking the public to help them identify and apprehend the two men who abducted a woman pedestrian last Wednesday and forced her into a car where she was raped, then dropped off in Oakland. 

Berkeley Police spokesperson Officer Joe Okies said the kidnapping occurred around 3 p.m. on June 9 at the intersection of University Avenue and Bonar Street. 

One of the men flashed a pistol as they forced the woman into their car, a late model silver Mercedes or similar vehicle with shiny chrome tire rims and a gray interior. 

The driver sped away, and the assault occurred inside the vehicle, Okies said. 

One of the assailants is described as a short—5’3” to 5’4”—slight African American man, age 18-20, weighing about 140 pounds with untinted hair in one-inch twists. He was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with red lettering on the back, and extensive jewelry.  

The second assailant is described as a slim African American male wearing a white baseball cap with yellow trim on the bill and clad i n number necklaces and rings. 

Okies urged anyone with information on the crime to e-mail tips to police@berkeley.ci.us or call the Berkeley Police Robbery Detail at 981-5742. 


—Richard Brenneman›o