2 Suspects Arrested for Committing a Neighborhood Market Burglary

Photo: Akhil Perimbeti

BERKELEY — Two young men were arrested on April 6th for an early morning burglary of a neighborhood corner market. A witness reported hearing glass breaking at 6 a.m., and male voices coming from inside the closed store.

Responding officers spotted one of the suspects standing in front of Seven Palms Food Center, located at 1801 Euclid Avenue. The officers attempted to detain him, but he ran away.

Jeremy Joseph

The first suspect was apprehended after a brief foot chase. Jeremy Joseph, 21 of Berkeley, was arrested two blocks away outside 2456 Le Conte Avenue.

While Joseph was safely in handcuffs, officers surrounded the building and searched for the second suspect. A few minutes later, he was spotted exiting from the building carrying a bag.

Similarly, when officers attempted to detain the second suspect, he ran away too. Akhil Perimbeti, 21 of Berkeley, was also quickly arrested nearby. Perimbeti was found hiding underneath a car, near the intersection of Euclid and Hearst avenues.

Officers searched the bag that Perimbeti was carrying, which contained beverages, cash and cigarettes believed stolen from the store. Inside his pocket, police found some suspected cocaine.

Joseph and Perimbeti were both arrested on suspicion of burglary and evading or resisting an officer. Perimbeti was also booked for possession of a narcotic controlled substance. On April 6 however, Joseph and Perimbeti were each only smacked with second-degree commercial burglary charges.

2 Suspects Arrested for Committing a Neighborhood Market Burglary was last modified: April 10th, 2020 by admin
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