Brea, California, a small town near the mouth of the California–Oregon border, is home to some of the country’s most iconic bakeries.
One of them is Briaco Bread Company.
A few weeks ago, a couple of men went into Brea’s bakeries and stole the company’s bread.
The bakery’s owners quickly called the police, who were dispatched to Briaco’s bakery.
A short time later, Briaco received a letter informing them that the two men had been fired.
The letter, which Briaco released, included a note from Brea Mayor Robert A. Condon, who told the paper that the bakery had not been the target of an armed robbery, but had been targeted for its heritage.
The two men who were fired were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, the Brea Sentinel reported.
It is the latest development in a string of robberies in Brea and the surrounding communities.
Last year, a local newspaper reported that the Briaco bakery was robbed three times, most recently in late August.
Briaco was able to fight off the burglars, but it did not stop them from taking everything.
A week after the burglaries, Briacco’s owner, Robert Condon Jr., announced that the business would close.
But in the aftermath of the burglases, Briaro has begun to feel safer, according to Briarco’s owner.
“People are afraid,” Robert Cordon, Sr., told the Brearco Sentinel.
“The police have been very helpful and the community has been helpful.
I’m really glad that we are safe.”