Suspect Swiped Tip Jar; Fled

Police are seeking the public's help.

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.


Greg Fischer May 24, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Crime is getting worse at the same time budgets are tight and public safety costs are increasing rapidly even without adding staff. We must break the cycle of crime with modern transformative methods. To the county planners may I recommend ISBN: 0737726938 --- Alternatives to prisons, by Skancke, Jennifer, which contains: Lombardo D. L. & Levy R. N. (2005). Alternatives to Prisons: Prison alternatives can cut costs and improve public safety. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. And: Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration … A Statement of the Catholic Bishops of the United States, http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/criminal-justice-restorative-justice/crime-and-criminal-justice.cfm ) To find: “We are still a long way from the time when our conscience can be certain of having done everything possible to prevent crime and to control it effectively so that it no longer does harm and, at the same time, to offer to those who commit crimes a way of redeeming themselves and making a positive return to society...” Pope John Paul II, July 9, 2000


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