The owner of Mojo Burger said he has been burglarized twice this week – in the latest heist, the suspects made off with a safe that was bolted to the floor.
Peter Favre told NBC Bay Area that his San Jose restaurant was burglarized on Monday and sometime Thursday or early Friday morning – he got a call from police about 5:30 a.m. to say his shop in the 1100 block of Bird Avenue in Willow Glen had been robbed.
“They removed the safe bolted to the ground and got out the back door,” a frustrated Favre said, adding that he was told by the glass company that 11 restaurants in the nearby area had also been hit. “Obviously, there’s a serious group going around hitting restaurants.
Video surveillance of Monday’s burglary showed a young man in a hoodie breaking in with his body and then getting away very quickly.
Burglars left $1.45 behind. Mojo Burger owner just offered $2500 reward for whoever identifies the crooks pic.twitter.com/KsBHvscFqZ— Damian Trujillo (@newsdamian) July 10, 2015
Favre also took aim at police and the mayor, for what he sees as an ineffective law enforcement system, especially in a tony party of town. Police declined to comment and Mayor Sam Liccardo was out of town.
“I felt five times safer in Costa Rica than I do in Willow Glen,” Favre said. “There are basic things in life and safety is one of them.”