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'Tricky Thieves' Break-in to John's Roast Pork Through Roof



    The iconic South Philly spot John's Roast Pork is closed for business Friday. The owner says thieves pulled off a tricky burglary, sneaking into the store through the exhaust system. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports from South Philly.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 17, 2017)

    One of Philadelphia’s sandwich staples was closed Friday after a 'tricky thief' snatched $3,000 from John’s Roast Pork sometime Thursday night, police said.

    Owner John Bucci arrived at his shop on Snyder Avenue Friday morning to find grease trays and other kitchen tools scattered all over the floor, police said.

    He also found his cash box missing, which he says contained approximately $3,000, police said. $1,500 of those funds was money the shop raised for a bone marrow registry, a cause close to home. Bucci received bone marrow transplants while battling leukemia, which forced him to take two years off from the family business. The robber also tried to break into the ATM but was not successful.

    The thief broke into the South Philadelphia sandwich shop Thursday night by entering through the roof and climbing through the ceiling exhaust fan.

    John's Roast Pork Burlgarized of Around $3,000

    John's Roast Pork Burglarized of Around $3,000

    John's Roast Pork has been serving up thier signature Philadelphia sandwich for almost 90 years. Owner John Bucci arrived this morning to to find his kitchen ripped apart and his cash box stolen. Philadelphia Police are investigating the break in.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017)

    To add insult to injury, the burglar made off without a trace -- Bucci also found the wires to his security camera cut and has no footage of the break-in, police said.

    Detectives continued to investigate.