Oakland bakery owner dies from injuries after being dragged by suspect's car during robbery: Family

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Friday, February 10, 2023
Oakland bakery owner dies from injuries after robbery, family says
Owner of popular Angel Cakes bakery has died after being in a medically-induced coma after being dragged 50 feet during Oakland robbery.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A community leader and owner of Oakland's popular Angel Cakes bakery has died after being in a medically-induced coma following injuries sustained during a robbery, her family said.

The family and friends of Jen Angel released a statement, in part: "Jen believed in a world where everyone has the ability to live a dignified and joyful life and worked toward an ecologically sustainable and deeply participatory society in which all people have access to the things they need, decisions are made by those most directly affected by them, and all people are free and equal."

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The statement goes on to say Angel's organs will be donated per her wishes, with the medical team informing the family they will serve to help the lives of up to 70 people.

The robbery happened in the parking lot near Wells Fargo on Webster between 20th and 21st streets.

On Wednesday, employees confirmed to ABC7 news that the shop owner was the victim.

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According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the thieves blocked her car in and then one of them smashed in her passenger side window and stole something from inside.

She tried to chase the thieves down, but reportedly got caught in the door of the getaway car and was dragged 50 feet.

So far there is no word of any arrests.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the OPD Criminal Investigation Division at 510-238-3326.

Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao tweeted Friday that she had met Angel last year when she baked cupcakes for her birthday. The mayor said Angel was an absolute joy and worked every day to spread love and kindness. Thao went on to say that Angel's impact on Oakland's communities can never be replaced.

Jen's loved ones have set up a GoFundMe to help with expenses during this difficult time. If you have the means and would like to donate head to the fundraiser's website here.

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