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Thief steals tip jar containing $3.45, Illinois cops say. Bail set at 3000 percent of alleged theft.

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Jan. 9 2022, Published 1:07 p.m. ET

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A Colorado man was arrested after he allegedly stole a tip jar at a business and was caught in a stolen vehicle fleeing the scene.

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Last month, the Harvard, Illinois Police Department responded to Cakes by Bella, located at 19 North Ayer Street in Harvard, Illinois, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.

Officers learned that a suspect took the tip jar that contained cash and fled the area, according to the Lake & McHenry County Scanner.

The tip jar contained $3.45, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.

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Officers located Jerome C. Pinkus, 62, as he was driving and arrested him, according to the Lake & McHenry County Scanner.

Officers learned the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan he was driving had previously been reported stolen in Libertyville, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.

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Pinkus was charged with theft and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the Lake & McHenry County Scanner.

Pinkus was transported to the McHenry County Jail, where he was released after posting $10,000 bond, the Lake & McHenry County Scanner reported.

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