Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis woke up Sunday morning to a call from an alarm company telling him there had been a break-in at his cafe.
Ortis says he got the call around 4:15 a.m. and when he arrived at Mayor's Cafe located on 1677 Hiatus Road, he saw a boulder has been thrown through the front window.
Ortis told NBC 6 the burglars took two cash registers, one the cafe had just purchased. He did not specify how much money was taken.
"He took both registers forcibly out without unplugging them and then exited through the hole again," Ortis said.
Customer Jack Moore said he believed the mayor's position would have prevented the break-in.
"This place is the mayor's place -- you don't think somebody could hit up the mayor of Pembroke Pines," he said.
The incident and the suspects' black sports utility vehicle were caught on his surveillance cameras.
Ortis said the suspects were not wearing any masks or gloves when they entered the property.
"We have another video from the shopping center," he said. "We think it will give us a license plate of that vehicle. Pembroke Pines Police will get this individual."
The store's broken glass was replaced by 7 a.m., costing the mayor and his business partner $2,000.
"To think it was just a phone call in the middle of the night, he took two cash registers," said partner Lewis Nadel. "The big picture, we're open for business, it's business as usual, life goes on."