Dec 15, 2014
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During Thursday’s storm, two heartless robbers wearing PG&E-like jackets convinced an elderly El Cerrito couple to allow them into their home, police said.

As heavy winds and rainfall pounded the region, causing power outages and flooding, the suspects contacted the couple at their home on Richmond Street about 10:30 a.m. and claimed they needed to inspect the water meter, according to El Cerrito police.

While one suspect distracted the couple, the other went shopping, stealing more than $7,000 worth of jewelry and cash from a bedroom, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.