The Pit BBQ Grille at 1542 Parsons Ave. is temporarily closed following a break-in that resulted in a $7,500 loss for the business.
D’Andre Martin, who co-owns the Pit BBQ along with Mike Johnson, Bryant Browning, and Chimdi Chekwa, said he received a call from their security company around 7 a.m. Monday, March 8.
“I immediately rushed out there,” he said.
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Police were already on site. A window on the door to the main entrance was completely broken, and whoever was responsible entered the eatery that way, Martin said. The register was broken with a hammer or similar tool.
The restaurant’s computer system and wi-fi were also damaged, he said. With the stolen cash and damages, the total loss was about $7,500, Martin said.
“I’m very disappointed, he said. “I don’t know if people understand how much work we put into this business.”
The Parsons location will remain closed while they await a new computer system and schedule a repair for the wi-fi, Martin said. The plan is to reopen this weekend.
“This was a setback for us,” Martin said. “We know we have a lot of support from the community.”