A local West Vancouver bakery is warning other merchants after a man was caught on video stealing the tip jar from the store. Temper Chocolate & Pastry in Dundarave posted a video grab from August 2 which shows a senior stealing the tip jar.
The video shows a man paying for his food, but then quickly steals the tip jar, and hides it under his jacket moment after the cashier walks away from him, and then simply walks out of the store.
In the video posted on Instagram, the store says it’s posting the video to warn other local merchants.
“Petty theft or not people like this man should not be allowed to get off scot-free … This is absolutely unacceptable. Hard to believe you can open your doors and service to someone, only to have them act in a way that even children know is wrong,” the store said.
“If you happen to know who this is please email firstname.lastname@example.org … and to all the other shops along our strip (and beyond) keep your eyes open.”
The post has elicited over 100 comments, with people urging the store to report the theft to the police.