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Female Raped at Gunpoint in People's Park

A female was accosted at gunpoint by a man in People's Park on Sunday night and raped, according to UC Berkeley police. Police are seeking the man, whom they said was acquainted with the victim.

University of California at Berkeley police shield. Photo Credit: Charles Burress
University of California at Berkeley police shield. Photo Credit: Charles Burress
UC Berkeley police issued a crime alert today, Monday, reporting a rape at gunpoint in People's Park on Sunday night.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact UC Berkeley police.

Below is the crime alert, including a description of the suspect and phone numbers for police:

RAPE VIA FIREARM
PEOPLE’S PARK

On Sunday, September 1st, 2013, between 10pm and midnight, a rape via force/firearm occurred in People’s Park.  The victim, a female not affiliated with UCB, was in People’s Park when the suspect approached her from behind.  The suspect forcefully moved the victim to a different location within the park and pointed a firearm at her.  The suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim knew the suspect from prior contacts.  The victim reported the offense to UCPD the following day. UCPD is actively working on this investigation.

The suspect was described as:
A Filipino male, in his early 30’s, approximately 5’-08” in height, medium build, with short black hair, and dark colored eyes.

If you have any information about this offense, please contact:
University of California Police Department
Criminal Investigation Bureau
(510) 642-0472 / 8AM–5PM
(510) 642-6760 / All other times

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