SF bakery burglarized in SoMa, over $12k in damage and stolen items

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A small business in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood was broken into overnight on Tuesday. 

According to the San Francisco Police Department, Rize Up Bakery was burglarized. Owner Azikiwee “Z” Anderson said the incident caused thousands of dollars in damage.

The burglary happened at the bakery located at 1169 Howard St. 

One of the employees arrived at around 4 a.m. and saw the garage door wide open. Upon checking, the employee let Anderson know someone had broken into the business. 

According to Anderson, no one was hurt, but unfortunately, for food and safety reasons, they had to throw away all the bread that was already made due to the possibility of the batch being tampered with. 

The property damage and stolen items totaled around $12,000, including five iPads used for the business. 

SFPD said cash was also taken. 

The amount doesn’t include the labor used and the bread they had to throw after the burglary. 

After the break-in, Anderson received overwhelming community support.

If you are interested in donating, click here. He also posted an Instagram video thanking everyone who donated to support his business.

“The community has been really solid,” Anderson said. “We got good community (here in San Francisco).”

The bakery is back in operation on Wednesday, according to the bakery’s Instagram. You can place an order here.


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.

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