From: The Oakland Tribune, 09 August 1904
George Petroff, a laborer employed on the main lake sewer, reported to the Chief of Police this morning that he had been robbed of $20 last night. He lays the crime at the door of Joseph Jones, a colored man, who took lodgings in the same tent with him last night. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Jones. Petroff says that he had the money in his trousers which he placed under his head on going to bed. He was not awakened by the process of extracting the money.