BERKELEY (CBS SF) – University of California at Berkeley police have released a photo of a man who stole cellphones and wallets from people at the Recreational Sports Facility on campus last week.

On Aug. 16 at 6:03 p.m., the robbery occurred via threats of a gun at the building at 2301 Bancroft Way.

According to police, the suspect prowled the facility and stole various items. When confronted by a female employee, the suspect allegedly threatened her and said he had a gun, police said.

Surveillance photo of man suspected of stealing cellphones and wallets from people at the Recreational Sports Facility on the UC Berkeley campus on August 16, 2017. (UC Berkeley Police)

Surveillance photo of man suspected of stealing cellphones and wallets from people at the Recreational Sports Facility on the UC Berkeley campus on August 16, 2017. (UC Berkeley Police)

Fearing for her safety, the employee let him leave the building.  He then fled west on Bancroft Way. Officers responded and searched the area but were unable to find him, police said.

Police have released an image of the suspect. He is described as a middle-aged black man wearing a navy cap with a red brim, a blue plaid flannel shirt over a white T-shirt, white tennis shoes and possibly dark jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UC police criminal investigation bureau at (510) 642-0472 during regular business hours or (510) 642-6760 during all other times.

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