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Man caught on camera stealing tip jar from local cafe

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Surveillance image of suspect (Photos: Montavilla Neighborhood Association) Surveillance image of suspect (Photos: Montavilla Neighborhood Association)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man was caught on camera walking into a southeast Portland business and taking the tip jar.

The theft happened on Jan. 9 at Monti's Cafe, located at 8600 SE Stark St.

FOX 12 spoke with one of the baristas who said it isn't about the amount of money that's gone but the trust.

"You can see in the still shot that we got that the tip jar was full so it kind of hurt us all. You know, we try to trust all our customers and it hurt when we turn around and hard work walks right out the door," said Rachel Hughes.

The tip jar now has a new home toward the back of the cafe.

Hughes says that's so there's less temptation and workers can intervene quicker if they spot someone making a break for it.

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