Barry's Steaks Broken Into

'The only thing is that we have some broken glass, and we have to open late,' according to the woman who runs the Roxborough restaurant.

Barry's Steaks opened for business late on Tuesday after the restaurant was broken into late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

According to Wendy McGuinn who runs the Roxborough restaurant on Leverington Ave. with her husband Barry, nothing was stolen.

"We don't leave anything here overnight," McGuinn said.  "The only thing is that we have some broken glass, and we have to open late."

McGuinn said that police have already apprehended the culprit.

"Now we just need to focus on getting open so we can make some money," McGuinn said.

As of 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Barry's had not reopened.  McGuinn says she expects the restaurant to reopen in the next 90 minutes.

wendy February 27, 2013 at 12:32 PM
The thing that bothers us the most is that this guy is a local, born and raised here. A neighbor from a few blocks away. It's very disheartening, we love Roxborough. We have the BEST customers, we look forward to coming to work, best neighborhood in the city!!! All of our customers are hard working people, putting in an honest day everyday, and these criminals think it's ok to break into their businesses and private homes. Hopefully this guy is the one who has committed the other recent break ins and they can keep him off the streets for a little while.
Cha February 27, 2013 at 12:57 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this! My family enjoys their food and friendly service. I hope this D-bag has a rude awakening.
Smooch February 27, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Sorry to hear about this break in - just know that he represents only a tiny portion of this community. There are many good people here to support you and your business!
whatsthat February 27, 2013 at 01:32 PM
yeah dont put a wendys in because this is such a great neighborhood....
wendy February 27, 2013 at 02:16 PM
It is a great neighborhood. Maybe get rid of the nuisance bars like DeLeo's, just to name one of a few, and these types won't have a place to hang with their junkie friends. The motivating factor in these crimes is drugs. Every time. The majority of residents are good, decent people who care about their neighborhood.
Smooch February 27, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Hey - you have to start somewhere. Or we could all shrug our shoulders and look the other way.
Jess February 27, 2013 at 02:44 PM
a lot of break ins that night. My car was broken into on Shurs Lane by Dexter St. Stole my airbiag and shift knob! Just a bunch of scumbags in roxborough who cant find real jobs so they need to steal or sell drugs. I hate Roxborough!
Alice Roberts February 27, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Sorry to hear what happened. Best place to go.
Debbie Thomas February 27, 2013 at 06:16 PM
The guy the police caught looks so familiar. No doubt I've probably seen him walking along Ridge Avenue, and surrounding streets, with the other assorted bums that hang out.
whatsthat February 27, 2013 at 06:32 PM
getting rid of the junkie bars does not get rid of the junkies... as mentioned below, there have been more break-ins and robberies as the time goes by. Rox is going downhill and has been for a while, it by no means a bad neighborhood but still it continues to get worse
Kevin February 27, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Roxborough lifers are quick to blame renters, college students and Main St revelers for the crime in this area; turn out it's their own junkie children. They must be proud
wendy February 27, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Well he doesn't work so he has a lot of time on his hands to just wander around. Hopefully he'll be wandering around a prison yard but the judicial system is much to be desired. We'll probably be seeing him out and about in no time. Whatsthat unfortunately makes a good point, families need to take care of their people with dependency issues rather than let them roam around and steal from those who work hard and put in an honest day.
jay eisenlohr February 28, 2013 at 02:57 AM
Hey Jess , Jay here - If they would advertise the name of the culprit as they do the crime , I think the neighbors could handle this dude in their OWN fashion ! I'm sure you're with me on that one !!!
jay eisenlohr February 28, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Hi Wendy , Unfortunately , MOST of their families are fed up with their antics also !
jay eisenlohr February 28, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Hey Debbie , Where did you see a picture of the culprit ?
jay eisenlohr February 28, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Hi Wendy , Why won't they show this character's name & photo so other businesses & homes KNOW who to look out for ?
Duke March 10, 2013 at 02:22 PM
We can only hope that this criminal is fully prosecuted to the full extent of the law and that the victim's pursue the prosecutuion of the felon and do not succumb to the dreaded Stockholm syndrome, a psychological phenomenon in which victims of crimes express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings for the criminals sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the damage, grief and problems the felon caused the victim to suffer. It's obvious the people who own and operate this restaurant are good hard working people. It had to be expensive for the cleanup and replacement of all the glass and all the damage this felon did. We hope that no one was cut by the broken glass during the cleanup. That's a great restaurant as we have eaten inside Barry's many times and have ordered food on the phone and they have great food and great service. Our sympathy and empathy is for the hard working honest victims of the crimes and not for the perpetrator.


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