• Police searching for suspect who stole from restaurant tip jar


    BOURNE, Mass. – Police on Cape Cod are investigating after a woman apparently stole from the tip jar at a popular restaurant, and the owners say it’s the second time she’s done it.

    Security video shows the woman at the take-out counter as she reaches into the jar several times.

    “It looks like she went in three times to grab some cash and maybe look for bigger bills were not sure,” server Alaina Hatch said.

    “We make obviously a lower wage, it’s not a minimum wage. Most of the money we make comes from tips and as hard as we work it's really discouraging that someone would take that cash from us,” she said.

    E.J. Baraccchini said he was working at the fish counter when the same woman stole from the Lobster Pot in October.

    “It's just 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,” he said.

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    Bourne police Sgt. Mike Mulligan says detectives already have promising leads, and with the public’s help they hope to quickly identify her.

    “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,” he said.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Bourne Police Department Detective's Unit at 508-759-4420 ext. 212.


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