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Pickpocket at Berkeley Starbucks

Cops outside the Starbucks at Oxford and Center, Berkeley
Cops outside the Starbucks at Oxford and Center, Berkeley (not for this incident).
Flickr photo by Mary Hodder

On Sunday afternoon, a friend was having coffee at the Starbucks at Center and Oxford Streets in Berkeley, with her jacket draped over her chair, when a pickpocket lifted her wallet from the jacket.

By the time she called her bank less than two hours later, the thief had already charged more than $1000 to one of her cards. She’s not liable for it, of course, but has to get new cards, new drivers license, etc.

I’ll be calling Starbucks’ regional office tomorrow to find out how common such incidents are. In the meantime, hold on to your stuff in high-traffic places like that.

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