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Burglary Attempts Prompt City Warning

Two attempted burglaries by two female suspects in El Cerrito recently were interrupted by residents who were home at the time, according to city officials, who vigilance for the pair knocking on doors or entering backyards.

City officials urge vigilance after two recent home burglary attempts that were interrupted by residents who were at home at the time. The two female suspects fled and are apparently still at large.

The suspects are two women "in their late 20’s and early 30’s described as white and east Indian," according to Acting City Manager Karen Pinkos.

"The suspects fled after being confronted by the homeowners," Pinkos said in a memo Wednesday to the City Council.

The incidents occurred during the week of July 10-16, she said.

"Please be vigilant for this pair possibly knocking on doors and entering residents’ backyards during the daytime," the memo said.

In April, El Cerrito police reported and urged residents to contact police immediately (at 510-237-3233, option 2) if strangers knock on the door. They asked that those who call police to "be prepared to provide any description you may have of the suspect(s), any vehicles, and what direction they were headed as they left."

Heidi Rand August 04, 2011 at 05:35 PM
Thanks for this alert, Charles. Maybe I'm missing it -- is there a "police log" on this Patch? I know I've seen it on other Patches. If not, would love to see one -- they're very helpful to keep us all informed about what's going on locally. Sometimes the entries are quite amusing too, not of course when there's a victim, but you have to laugh at the ineptitude of some crooks.
Charles Burress (Editor) August 05, 2011 at 08:17 AM
Heidi, thanks for a very good question. We do have a police log that we publish whenever we receive information from the police department (http://elcerrito.patch.com/columns/police-blotter-4). However we receive police reports only sporadically. The most recent was a month ago. I'll try to see if we can arrange to have more timely information.

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