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Robbers Break Into Berkeley's Il Porcellino Overnight

The incident happened around 4 a.m.; Snarf's Sandwiches was hit earlier in the night

Il Porcellino Salumi
Il Porcellino Salumi

Il Porcellino Salumi, the 6 month old cured meat emporium and eatery, was the site of an overnight robbery. The front door of the Berkeley business was shattered and an empty cash register was taken, according to owner Bill Miner.

"It's so lame, they took an empty cash register. [...] They could have taken thousands of dollars worth of cured meats, but that's not what they were after," Miner said, adding that he heard through the grapevine that neighboring Snarf's Sandwiches on 38th and Sheridan was hit earlier in the night.

There were no cameras inside Il Porcellino but a neighbor said to Miner that he saw three men breaking into the business.

UPDATE (9 a.m.): Snarf's was indeed part of the break-in. Nothing was taken from the 38th and Sheridan outpost. The side door was damaged and local police has since boarded up the door as a precaution until it can be replaced.