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El Cerrito Police Department
Monday November 28th, 2016 :: 10:11 a.m. PST


The ECPD is investigating recent night time home burglaries.

Twice over the long Holiday weekend the ECPD investigated two reports from residents of suspects trying to break into their homes during the night time hours.

This type of burglary is less frequent in occurrence than day time burglaries. The only description of a suspect was that it was a male, 30's or 40's, 6'00 180 lbs in dark clothing.

A victim has a number of options to choose from if they feel someone is attempting to break into their home, or if they feel someone is in their home. Some possibilities include:
• Call 9-1-1 immediately. If you can't speak to the dispatcher, leave the phone off the hook—don't hang up. The dispatcher will send officers out to your location. If you can speak to the dispatcher, tell him/her what you hear, where it is coming from, how many people live in the house, etc. If you see the subject, give a description to the dispatcher. This information will be relayed to officers responding to the scene.
• If you feel someone is in the house, and you can leave safely, do so.
• If you and other members of your family can not leave safely, try and lock yourselves in a bedroom or bathroom. Take the phone with you if possible.
• Be safe. Try and avoid a confrontation with the subject if at all possible.

El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

Lt. Robert De La Campa

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