PIEDMONT -- A woman armed with a baseball bat confronted two men as they were attempting to burglarize her home and now police are hoping witnesses will come forward to help them identify the suspects.

Investigators think the same men may have also attempted to break into the residence in the 100 block of St. James Drive less than two weeks earlier, when they fled after they realized someone was home.

The most recent incident occurred Oct. 26, when the woman told police that the men rang her doorbell about 9:35 a.m.

She then heard the men apparently trying to break or force open a window, Piedmont police Detective George Phifer said Thursday. When the woman ran outside to confront them -- carrying an aluminum baseball bat -- the men climbed into a gold sedan fitted with a blue Nevada license plate, Phifer said.

The woman struck the trunk with the bat, denting it, as the car sped off. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on St. James Drive toward Park Boulevard.

The same woman was also the victim of an attempted burglary about 10 a.m. on Oct. 17, when the suspects initially rang the doorbell then broke a bathroom window. Investigators suspect the same men were likely responsible.

The woman described one man as Hispanic and in his 20s who was wearing a baseball cap and a white T-shirt. His companion has a medium build and was wearing a colored shirt that featured a design or pattern.

The men's vehicle license plate may possibly have the numbers "096."

Anyone with information is asked to call Piedmont police Detective George Phifer at 510-420-3013.


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