It happens at banks, bars, gas stations and pot clubs, but something about robbing a guy who makes pies and cookies for a living seems particularly sinister. On Wednesday morning, armed robbers invaded downtown Hayward’s newest bakery and demanded cash. Despite the scary experience, the owner — who said he’s moved on and didn’t really want to talk about it with the newspaper — made it to the Hayward Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo on Wednesday afternoon and reopened the shop today. Chamber organizer Peggy Collett said he should “get a medal.”
Anyone with information about this or other crimes can contact the Hayward Police Department at (510) 293-7000. Downtown also has a new bike/walking patrol officer who began this year.