UPLAND >> The house owners of a punk-themed coffeehouse in downtown Upland say they’re going to take further safety precautions after their location was hit with two thefts in eleven days.
In the newest incident, safety video exhibits somebody breaking into Rad Espresso round three a.m. Monday, kicking within the door to the again room after which going to the entrance the place she or he took cash from the until. The offender could be seen in a light-weight-coloured sweater and beanie hat utilizing a flashlight to get across the store, 232 N. Second Ave.
• Video: Safety video of Jan. sixteen incident
The primary incident occurred round 7 p.m. Jan. 5 whereas they have been open, Upland police Lt. Cliff Mathews stated.
“That is actually unhappy and scary,” stated Jade Valore, who owns the enterprise alongside together with her husband, Rusty.
The enterprise has been round for about 1 1/2 years, and it’s been getting loads of buzz from the general public for providing eclectic blended drinks. Rad is taken into account the primary specialty espresso store within the downtown and was simply featured within the LA Weekly, Valore stated.
Valore stated she finds it unusual that the 2 incidents would occur so shut to one another.
Upland police don’t have any particulars for both suspect, Mathews stated.
In the course of the Jan. 5 incident, an worker turned to enter the again room and noticed a person in a ski masks, holding a bottle of hemp milk, strolling out of the workplace. An worker yelled at him, and he ran to a ready Yukon-sort SUV, Valore stated.
Mathews stated the suspect additionally brandished a gun on the worker.
“It’s uncommon, even with the will increase in crime. Robberies aren’t notably widespread in Upland,” Mathews stated.
Anybody with info is requested to name Upland Police Division at 909-946-7624.
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