San Antonio – An area CBD shop owner is asking the group for help with the return of his life financial savings after somebody broke into his small enterprise and stole round $20,000 value of property.
Backyard Botanicals opened September 2019, however has been rocked by the pandemic.
“We started breaking even, which was good,” stated Eric Beals, the co-owner of the shop. “February was the best month, then Covid hit and we were devastated. Unfortunately, businesses like ours weren’t eligible for the paycheck protection loans, so the wind in our sails was gone.”
He stated they did every thing to remain afloat.
“We went into our savings and reserves and 401′s just to pay the rent to keep our doors open,” Beals stated. “Everybody is dealing with this Covid junk. It has affected everybody and to have this happen, it is just one more knife in the wound.”
On Tuesday night time, a person broke in by the locked backdoor of their enterprise.
“As fate would have it, I didn’t have my phone on me Tuesday evening around 10:30,” stated Beals. “I was getting notifications to my phone that there was motion going on inside. I was watching a movie with my wife falling asleep. It wasn’t until the next morning that we saw the notifications and my heart just dropped.”
Beals believes the person broke in and had a complete of three journeys loading and unloading issues from his shop.
“The third time that he came back, he actually triggered the neighbor’s alarm, which notified the police department and I think that spooked him,” Beals stated. “Wednesday, we called police and shared the videos with them. Unfortunately, they believe the suspect is a transient homeless man, which I hope is not the case. I hope someone can see him on the streets or somewhere and provide his identification to law enforcement.”
Beals stated the suspect bought away with their livelihood.
“We have been homeschooling the kids here at the shop, so he took their desks, their books, laptops, the TV, all of the electronics, the register, the cash bag and terminal,” Beals stated. “They got away with just under $20,000 worth of product, inventory and electronics. We had just got a shipment in and were restocking our shelves.”
He was capable of make out a bit description of the suspect.
“I guess he got cold and went to get a hoodie,” Beals stated. “It is the same man with the same shoes, the same gold watch and a tattoo on his forearm. Anything we can share with the public can help. Police did say they had someone in mind so I can only assume they are working hard on this case.”
Beals stated he has a bit hope that both the suspect will return his property, or the group will step in and help police.
“Just bring the stuff back,” Beals stated chatting with the suspect nonetheless at giant. “This is our lifeblood. This is how we feed our children, and this has been taken from us. All we want to do is continue to work hard as we have been for what we had. As a community, we need to come together and help each other because someone else is going to hurt one day and I will be able to help that person.”
If you could have any info, you might be urged to name San Antonio police.
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