Police are looking to social media to help them catch a gray-haired bandit accused of stealing from a Red Lobster tip jar in Bourne, MA.
The older woman was standing near the jar at the takeout counter on Monday evening, employee Olivia Slayton told WBZ.
“I turned around and I ensure that her hand was near the upper part of the tip-off jar, but I wasn’t sure so I didn’t wishes to accuse her of anything, ” Slayton said to WBZ.
The woman had ordered fish and chips and was waiting while Red Lobster employees buzzed around her.
“I didn’t even think twice as I was walking by, ” employee Lainie Hatch said.
Employees remembered the woman was rude and complained about the service during her visit, but did not notice that fund was missing from the jar until afterwards. When they did, they went to the surveillance videotape for answers.
In the surveillance footage, the woman is ensure dipping her hand into the jar and pulling out money at least three times.
“It looks like she went in three times to grab some money and perhaps look for bigger bills, we’re not sure, ” server Alaina Hatch said to FOX 25 Boston.
“We construct plainly a lower wage, it’s not a minimum wage. Most of the money we attain comes from tips and as hard as we work it’s really deterring that someone would take that money from us, ” Hatch added.
This isn’t the first time the woman has allegedly stolen from the tip-off jar. In October, a worker said the same female came to the restaurant and steal from the Red Lobster Pot.
“It’s simply kind of scummy, low. I don’t get why you would come in here and take money from hard working kids no matter what your situation is, ” worker E.J. Baraccchini told FOX 25 Boston.
Employees estimate this time around, the woman got away with $20 from the jar.
The Bourne Police Department is analyse the incident and posted the surveillance video on Facebook- which has now gone viral- for help identifying the accused thief.
The restaurant owner has stated he doesn’t want to press charges- he just wants the woman to come back and apologize to the workers for stealing the money.
“It’s basically the principle of it. These are hard-working people that deserve their tips. We would just like to identify this woman and hold her accountable, ” Police Sgt. Mike Mulligan said to FOX 25 Boston.
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