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."