Jan 25, 2023 2 min read

Burglar Steals Cash, Equipment from Ocean Ale House

Restaurant facade
Ingleside beer bar Ocean Ale House was the victim of commercial burglary. | Anne Marie Kristoff/Ingleside Light

Cash and the soundboard used for live music were taken.

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Popular Ingleside restaurant Ocean Ale House was burglarized Monday, losing more than $1,000 in cash and equipment.

Money from the register, the cash drop and brand new soundboard were gone. Other equipment was damaged.

No one was harmed or injured.

Daniel Silberman, who co-owns the business with Miles Escobedo, found the bar and grill in a state of disarray around 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

“It hurts but we’ll move on and continue to do business,” Silberman said. “It won’t stop anything. It’s just kind of city living.”

Silberman reported to police that the burglar came through a transom window and cut the cables to their point of sale system, which was found strewn on the floor. The security cameras were inoperative during the time of the incident.

“It’s just a real let down because Ocean Avenue has been hit constantly with just shit, and I just wish the city was doing a little bit more,” Escobedo said.

Escobedo leads the Ingleside Merchants Association as president. He has advocated for filling long-term vacancies, particularly the two big box stores formerly occupied by Target and CVS, and making sure the nonprofit Ocean Avenue Association community benefit district performs its duties in full.

Much of the Ingleside neighborhood is patrolled by Taraval Police Station. Four burglaries have been reported in the area in January to date, according to the station’s daily crime report. Last month, numerous shootings were reported in the press.

A representative from Taraval Police Station could not provide a statement by press time.

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