Great Harvest Bread Company in Medford got broken into two weeks ago.
“They had like a hacksaw and got into our safe and stole the deposit,” Great Harvest Bread Company owner, Lisa Allen said.
Allen says it’s not the first time they’ve been burglarized, but after installing a new security system she hopes it’s the last.
“It’s such a loud alarm that they will be startled away and they won’t have as long length of a time to have,” she said.
Installing an alarm system is just one suggestion police have for local businesses. They say other ways to prevent becoming a victim – don’t leave cash in the register, install security cameras, and good quality door locks. Increasing exterior lighting can also help keep your business safe.
“We have eight sensors,” Allen said.
Not only has the new security system put Allen at ease but her employees as well.
“I feel like my employees are safer that they aren’t going to walk in on someone,” she said.
Great Harvest Bread Company had a benefit this past Sunday to help recoup its losses. The company was able to make $4,000. Any additional money they company has left over from the fixes, will be donated to the community.
NBC5 News reporter Karen Tang graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in communications and a master’s in journalism.
Before coming to Medford, Karen was an intern at WUSA9 and NBC News Channel in Washington D.C.
During her time in Maryland, Karen was an NCAA Division I student-athlete on the Maryland gymnastics team. She competed against Big Ten universities and made the Big Ten All-Championship team.
When Karen isn’t reporting, she’s at the gym working out, taking pictures with her dog Boomer and searching for the best food in Southern Oregon.