EMERYVILLE -- Two men robbed an Emeryville resident of jewelry and a cellphone Friday morning after he ignored their knock at his door and then heard them break through a back window minutes later, police said.
No one was injured.
Police said two men broke into the home on Emery Bay Drive, which is off 53rd Street, about 10 a.m. after knocking on the door and a neighbor's door to see if anyone was home.
After the man chose not to answer the knock, he watched the two men walk over to his neighbor's door and knock on the door there. He then heard the break-in, ran outside and called police, but the suspects were already gone, police said.
The suspects are described as black men their early 20s and weighing about 180 to 190 pounds. One was 6 feet tall with short dark hair, long dark dreadlocks and wearing a black pullover, black jeans and a camouflage jacket. The other was also wearing a long black pullover and black jeans.
The homeowner's stolen cellphone was later recovered, police said. Police said the victim of this crime did the right thing by going outside to call police.
Anyone with information about this crime or other suspicious activity should call Emeryville police at 510-596-3700.