Cops Need Help to Find Suspects

Cops Need Help to Find Suspects


The Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for a suspect in connection with a grand theft that occurred at the Burma Superstar restaurant last Wednesday, Feb. 6. 

The unidentified male was caught on the restaurant’s surveillance camera. The 36-second video shows the man walking up a flight of stairs to the office area. There he rifles through the room. He is seen picking up a folder and placing it back down. The video cuts away then shows the man putting what appears to be a wallet into his sweatshirt pocket. The wallet’s owner is unknown. He then appears to leave the office area.

APD did not disclose what items the suspect took on its Facebook page, but did say he is wanted for suspicion of grand theft. The incident took place at 3 p.m. at the restaurant located at 1243 Park St. 

According to APD’s Facebook page, the suspect is a dark skin Black male, 35 to 45 years old, 5’ 11” to 6’ tall, weighing 180 to 230 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a grey Adidas baseball hat, grey sweatshirt with red lettering, black pants, black and white shoes and prescription eyeglasses. 

To watch the video, visit the APD Facebook page. 

Island High Assault
APD issued a shelter-in-place order Friday, Feb. 8, for 10 Alameda schools after a male student at Island High School was assaulted by an unidentified male. 

According to an APD Nixle report, at approximately 8:45 a.m. the student was approached by a suspect armed with a knife in the school bathroom. A brief struggle ensued before the suspect fled. 

The Alameda Unified School District Twitter account tweeted at 9:36 a.m. that day saying Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Alameda Adult School, Encinal High, Island High, Paden Elementary, Ruby Bridges Elementary, Woodstock Child Development, Academy of Alameda, NEA and Alameda Community Learning Center were given the shelter-in-place order. The order was lifted several minutes later.

The student suffered minor injuries. The suspect has not been arrested. He is identified as a White male in his 20s, 5’ 8” tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue sweatpants, according to the APD report. 

Anyone with information on either case should call APD at 337-8304.