A security camera caught a sticky-fingered suspect red-handed on Tuesday when he allegedly stole a tip jar from the counter of Mexico Lindo, a store on East Main Street in Riverhead.
Now, Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are asking the the public’s help to help identify and locate the individual.
According to police, on Tuesday, at approximately 10:15 a.m., an unknown black male entered the Mexico Lindo Store, located at 713 East Main Street, and swiped a tip jar containing approximately $80 from the counter.
After pilfering the proceeds, the suspect fled the store in an unknown direction.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a $5,000 award for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.