Sep 1, 2016
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The man shown in the above image and in the video below was captured on a home surveillance camera in El Cerrito Tuesday afternoon.

El Cerrito police are asking the public’s help to identify him, saying the video shows he stole a package from the home in the 2600 bock of Arlington Blvd., near the Mira Vista Golf & Country Club.

The victim said the suspect snatched the package from the porch just before 2:30 p.m., police said. The entire theft was captured on a video, police said.

The suspect is described as possibly Asian standing approximately 5-foot-6, weighing 160 pounds and having a thin mustache. At the time of the theft, he wore gold sunglasses, a blue Nike shirt with the word “Beast” printed on the front, and blue jeans, police said.

“The video also shows a yellow lanyard and possible identification badge worn around the suspect’s neck,” a police statement read. “It is possible that the suspect was operating as a door to door solicitor and may have had contact with other homeowner in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dispatch at 510-233-1214.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.