Burglar hits in style San Francisco burger restaurant

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A San Francisco burger spot is out 1000’s of {dollars} after an early morning housebreaking. Safety video captured the crime occurring within the metropolis’s Richmond district.

Safety video from Uncle Boy’s captures what proprietor John Espejo says was a expensive crime. The burglar took $2,000 in money from the register and left one other $1,500 {dollars} in harm. 

“I’m not gonna sugarcoat it,” he mentioned. “It’s robust on the market. There’s a variety of issues occurring that make you suppose, ‘Man, that is like Gotham Metropolis on the market.’”

Espejo says the crime was peculiar and executed by what seems to be an expert. As a substitute of smashing the glass to get in, the burglar eliminated it.

“I don’t know methods to clarify it. I’m not in that occupation, however the glass is completely preserved. It wasn’t damaged or nothing. There was no shattering, nothing,” Espejo mentioned.

Operating Uncle Boy’s has been Espejo’s American dream. He immigrated to the US from the Phillippines when he was only a boy.

He says he loves his neighborhood, however it’s exhausting to not really feel defeated when crimes like this occur. It’s much more difficult while you’re making an attempt to file a declare and your insurance coverage says it’d bail due to frequent crime.

“They beautiful a lot advised me that it’s not price my time as a result of my charges may go up or there’s the likelihood that if I declare one too many occasions they’ll basically not let me renew my insurance coverage,” Espejo defined.

This newest housebreaking has made Espejo think about going cashless. It’s not a step he desires to take due to the revenue hit, however it is perhaps essential to discourage break-ins.

As for addressing crime within the metropolis, Espejo is just not all-in on harsher punishments for offenders. He believes financial alternatives, monetary assist and higher training in San Francisco can go a good distance in making for a greater metropolis.

“Hopefully we are able to, as a neighborhood, determine it out quickly as a result of it’s chaos. It’s simply gonna maintain getting increasingly loopy on the market if factor retains going,” he mentioned.

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