OAKLAND -- A number of Oakland businesses are getting rid of cash registers amid crime concerns.
After suffering their third break-in in less than a year, Asha Tea House in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood decided to go cashless. There's a sign announcing the policy on its storefront.
Across the street on Grand Avenue, Cafe Umami also put up a similar sign stating: "no cash on premises." It was targeted multiple times by thieves.
Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack on Martin Luther King Junior Way has also dealt with burglaries.
"We went cashless only to protect our employees," said beverage manager Fontel Flowers.