Manayunk’s Pitchers Pub robbed in early August

A Montgomery County man is scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court this week after he was arrested for breaking into and burglarizing Pitcher’s Pub in Manayunk in early August.

On Aug. 4, police took Mark Kowalczyic into custody for stealing $500 in cash and two blank TD Bank checks from the Main Street bar, according to police records.

Officers responded to the Main Street site just after 3 a.m. the previous day after the business’ alarm system was tripped. There they found a broken rear window, the front door forced open and a small cash register on the floor.

Police say some blood was also found on a set of steps inside, which they believe to be from a cut Kowalczyic sustained while breaking the glass window.

Kowalczyic, who did repair work for the pub, was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, theft unlawful taking and theft receiving stolen property. He remains in prison with bail set at $20,000, according to court records.

Calls to Pitcher’s Pub were not returned.

A preliminary hearing is slated for Aug. 18.

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