A possible suspect for a series of residential burglaries in north Berkeley has been identified and the Police Department would like the community’s help in identifying him.

Detectives believe as many as seven burglaries, which began in late February and are still ongoing, may be connected to the suspect, pictured above. He is described as: black male adult, 25-30 years old, 5-10, thin build with hair in dreadlocks.

The suspect was last seen prowling residences in the 1600 block of Lincoln Street and 1700 block of Eola Street on March 3, 2010. A member of the community took the suspect’s photo after he knocked on her door and inquired about someone who did not live there.

If you know the identity of this individual, or were a victim of, or witness to, a similar crime, please contact the Berkeley Property Crimes Detail at (510) 981-5742. If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The Police Department would also like to remind us all that, with warmer weather approaching, it’s easy to get lax about locking doors and windows. Not a good idea.

Update: See our recent post also on another suspect involved in a separate robbery for which the police are looking for assistance.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...