SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A famous Philadelphia eatery has fallen victim to a determined burglar early Friday morning.
Police received a report of a burglar at John's Roast Pork at 14 Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia before 6 a.m. Friday.
When the manager arrived at the store Friday morning he found the grease tray and various cooking tools scattered on the floor. The manager then noticed the cash box containing approximately $3,000 was missing.
A cash register was also stolen from the store, and security cameras, monitors, and wires were also cut and ripped from the walls. According to police, the suspect also attempted to open an ATM inside the store, but was unsuccessful.
Owner John Bucci tells FOX 29 the burglar also got $1,500 from a donation box for the Be The Match foundation, who helped him with a bone marrow transplant back when he battled leukemia.He says his close friend Frank Olivieri, who own's Pat's Steaks will be donating the $1,500 to his foundation.
Police say the suspect or suspects got into the restaurant by climbing down through the ceiling exhaust fan.
Bucci tells FOX 29 he plans to reopen at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.
The investigation is ongoing.