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Police get arrest warrant for alleged Salem tip jar thief

May 18. 2017 9:03PM
Salem police say Eric Collette, right, has been identified as the man in this surveillance video at left. (Facebook/Salem PD)

SALEM — Police obtained an arrest warrant for a man wanted for allegedly stealing a tip jar from Stachey’s Olde-Time Pizzeria on South Broadway.

The warrant for the arrest of Eric Collette was obtained four hours after police posted a request on Facebook for the public’s help in identifying the man recorded on the restaurant’s surveillance system.

“Anyone recognize this alleged tip jar thief? I mean, you have to be really low to steal a tip jar from a kid working at a pizza shop,” someone posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

A snarky remark was added: “It must be the first time he has seen a camera, because he is looking at it like he sees the ghost of Elvis.”

Police said the tip jar was taken off the counter at 5:37 p.m. on May 11.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call officer Ricardo Nicosia at 893-1911.

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