Mayor Brinkman’s car broken into at Public Market

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Even the Mayor of our city is not immune to the recent wave of smartphone thefts.
Brinkman’s advice? “Don’t leave anything exposed,” he said. “It’s probably the most important thing you can do.”
It sounds like the Public Market may want to get those surveillance cameras fixed!



By Sara Grossman  |  Daily California Senior Staff

Emeryville Mayor Kurt Brinkman found himself in an all-too-familiar situation for many UC Berkeley students when his car was broken into Tuesday morning and his iPhone stolen.
Brinkman said he was grabbing a coffee at the Peet’s in Public Market Emeryville when he realized his car had been broken into. He said he parked where he did because it was in the view of a surveillance camera.
He was dismayed, however, to learn that the camera was out-of-order and had not been working for the past week.
“It’s very upsetting that one, you have a camera, and two, the camera doesn’t work,” he said in a phone interview Friday.
Brinkman said he has filed a report with police, but there are no leads.

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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