PIEDMONT -- Police are searching for a burglar who confronted two residents inside their home on St. James Drive, telling them to remain in bed and under the covers while he searched for valuables.
The man, who pried a basement window to get inside the residence on May 16, made off with electronic items and a wallet containing credit cards and identification, police said. No one was hurt.
The victims described the suspect, who did not display a weapon, as a black man between 20 and 25 years old, 140 to 160 pounds and between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. A mask or bandana covered the lower portion of his face, the victims said.
Police said a second individual may have helped the man carry out the break-in and theft, which was reported about 9:16 p.m. in the 200 block of St. James Drive.
The ages of the victims and their relationship to each other was not immediately available. Both are adults, police said.
Anyone who has information is asked to call Piedmont police Detective George Phifer at 510-420-3013.
Meanwhile, Piedmont police are seeking contact information from residents who maintain a video security system of their home and the nearby street and sidewalk. The information, which police say would be used to help with criminal investigations, will be kept confidential and will be only accessible to sworn personnel.
Anyone wishing to share their information can email Piedmont police Sgt. Catherine Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or can call 510-420-3000. The message should include the person's name, address, phone number and an e-mail address if appropriate.
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