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Police release photo of suspect

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on April 8, 2010 1:46 PM

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Photo of a man caught on video during the Sunday robbery of Cyber Connect 2.

Police have released a photo of a man caught on video during the Sunday robbery of an "Internet cafe" on South Berkeley Boulevard.

Sgt. Chad Calloway said police do not have the man's name, but because the picture of the man's face is so clear, police have high hopes of finding the suspect.

"The picture's fortunately a good picture," Calloway said. "We feel like if people see it, we're going to get some information about who this is."

The business, called Cyber Connect 2, at 207 S. Berkeley Blvd., is one of about seven located inside the city limits, according to police.

The businesses have been the subject of recent local legislation.

Calloway recommended the parlors, like all businesses that process cash, take actions that allow police to better pursue criminals.

"They just need to take precautions, just like a bank, or convenience store, any of these places like this that have money on hand," Calloway said. "Video, obviously, is a good step which this one (robbery victim Cyber Connect 2) has."

When money is collected, a proper protocol should be put in place to discourage robberies, the sergeant said.

Anyone with information can submit it anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline, at 735-2255.