I have just posted to NextDoor seeking the neighborhood’s help with any surveillance video of these incidents:
The following 4 commercial burglaries have occurred in the Glen Park neighborhood in the past week:
1) 7/21 overnight to 22, Destination Baking Company. 598 Chenery St. 190-529-930
2) 7/21 overnight to 22 – Higher Grounds Coffee – 691 Chenery St. 190-529-974
3) 7/25 overnight to 26 – Glen Park Hardware – 685 Chenery St. 190-541-940
4) 7/25 overnight to 26 – Gialina’s Pizza – 2842 Diamond St. – 190-541-978
The MO appears to be the same: kicking in the front door of the business and taking the cash register. One register was recovered and is being processed by our Crime Scene Investigations Unit. The exact times of the incidents are not clear, however, based upon the locations of these businesses, they likely happened in the very early morning hours on the 22nd and the 26th, respectively.
While it’s really helpful to capture the incident on video, it’s also REALLY helpful when we can capture the suspect(s) driving/walking to and/or driving/walking from the burglary.
Here’s where you come in: If you happen to live in the neighborhood of these incidents, and you happen to have a camera that faces the street, would you please check the video to see if there is footage of the suspects going to or coming from this incident either on foot or in a vehicle? Anything you could find would be most helpful.
In the meantime, we are scouring the neighborhood for witnesses and evidence, coordinating with our citywide Burglary Detail to determine patterns and likely suspects across police district boundaries, and have briefed all of Ingleside’s night shift officers to this crime “hotspot” location.
San Francisco SAFE, our prevention partner, along with Ingleside Station, will be meeting with these businesses to consult regarding security best practices, including lights, cameras, burglar alarms, etc.–anything that will help to dissuade, prevent, and/or rapidly detect criminal activity with these or any other businesses in the neighborhood. The only other reminder is that if people see something to please say something; all in-progress suspicious behavior should be reported to 911, so that our dispatchers can prioritize and coordinate a rapid response to suspects casing or attempting to break into our businesses.
Ingleside Police Station