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Suspected Burglar Seen by Returning Couple at UC Village

A suspected burglar was spotted by a returning UC Berkeley student and her male companion as they returned to a University Village apartment that was burglarized twice this past weekend, UC police said Monday.

A UC Berkeley student and her male companion found a burglar on returning to an apartment at University Village in Albany this past weekend, UC Berkeley police said today, Monday.

The same apartment had been burglarized earlier on the weekend, campus police said in a crime alert.

The burglar who was seen by the student and her companion "was seen fleeing on foot," the crime alert said. "A white van was also seen fleeing the scene and may have been involved with the burglary."

Here is the full text of the police alert:

A burglary occurred sometime between the hours 3:30 p.m. Friday, 11/29/13 and 2:58 p.m. Saturday, 11/30/13 to an apartment in the University Village at Albany.  The burglary suspect(s) entered the apartment via an open window.  UCPD case number 13-04609. 

The same residence was again burglarized sometime between 9:00 p.m., on Saturday, 11/30/13 and 1 p.m., Sunday, 12/1/13.  The burglar(s entered the residence via unknown means.  The victims, a female student and an unaffiliated male, interrupted the burglary when they arrived home.  A suspect was seen fleeing on foot.  A white van was also seen fleeing the scene and may have been involved with the burglary.  UCPD case number 13-04616.

There are no further suspect descriptions at this time.  If you see any suspicious activities near your residence please call UCPD immediately. 

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Ross Stapleton-Gray December 02, 2013 at 10:44 PM
"The victims, a female student and an unaffiliated male, interrupted the burglary when they arrived home." That's a fascinating sentence. What does "unaffiliated" mean in this context, especially when "they arrived home?" When I was dating in college, my SOs weren't unaffiliated; neither when I was cohabitating in grad school. I suppose he might have been a platonic roommate, but policese is a fascinating little subdialect.
Brian Parsley December 03, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Unaffiliated means not a student, faculty, or staff.

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