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