UC Berkeley Botanical Garden burglarized; no plants taken

BERKELEY, Calif. -- The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden was broken into over the weekend, but no plants seem to have been stolen.

The director of the garden says he received a call about a greenhouse that had been broken into between 6 p.m. Saturday night and 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

When he arrived, the door was smashed but no plants had been taken. Instead, the burglar took electronics from inside offices located on the garden grounds.

"It was a greenhouse that has cacti and succulents in it, and as you know, cacti and succulents are popular these days," said director of the UC Botanical Garden Lewis Feldman.

Professor Feldman says he is still taking inventory to determine how many items were stolen.

"It's disheartening but fortunately the plants were not damaged, none were taken from as far as we can tell. And the things that were lost, we can replace," explained Feldman.

He says this is the first time the Botanical Garden has been broken into.