Oakland business broke in and ransacked by burglars

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An Oakland business is out of approximately $400 and a camera after a break-in Wednesday. 

Umami Mart, located in the Temescal neighborhood and sells various household goods, said burglars damaged items and left a mess. 

The business posted photos on its Instagram, which include a smashed window. 

The Instagram post claimed that crime is worse now than it has been at any point in their decade-stay in Oakland. The business also said that some neighboring establishments have closed due to the rampant crimes. 

“Everyone says it’s a rite of passage for a business in Oakland to be broken into and that’s just bulls***,” Umami Mart said. “We’ve been in this game, in this fine city for over a decade and right now it’s the worse it’s been since we got here.”

The Oakland Police Department is investigating the burglary. 

OPD said officers were called to the scene just after 6 a.m. and found the window broken. The suspects reportedly fled before police could arrive.

Anyone with information is asked to call (510) 238-3951.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.