The store occupies lower floor of the apartment building next door. The robber first tried a window facing the street. Failing that, he forced the front building door and tried to enter through the main hallway. Failing that he walked all the way around the block and entered the courtyard fence. Finally he forced the newly installed back door.
He took bottles of wine, cash, and took a break to snack on something from the fridge and took off.
It's not cool. I have heard and seen bike theft is normal here, like in New York, but breaking and entering is scarier. It's much more invasive.
It's not something that can be easily escaped. Our neighborhood, called Stadtfeld, is considered safe and family friendly.
However because it's attractive, it also has the highest per capita income in the city. I was surprised to hear that. It's not obvious because the signs of affluence are subtle. There are no gated communities. It's typical to drive a German car. People dress in a very practical manner.
That said, I don't feel unsafe in this city. I have yet to hear of any violent crime and no one has said don't walk at night. Maybe New York inurred me to crime.