Delivery driver caught stealing tip jar at Miami restaurant
MIAMI – A delivery driver left with more than just grilled cheese sandwiches from a Miami restaurant on Monday.
Security video at Ms. Cheezious on Biscayne Boulevard captured a driver with the Postmates delivery service picking up an order and then stealing the restaurant's tip jar.
The restaurant sent out a post on Instagram on Tuesday asking for the public's help in finding the crook.
In the video, the driver can be seen looking around before taking the jar and leaving through the front door.
According to Brian Mullins, the restaurant's owner, Postmates was originally not helpful in the police investigation.
However, Vikrum Aiyer, a spokesman for Postmates, said the company would cooperate with police.
"The report about this incident is deeply troubling, and when notified on July 23, we immediately removed the Postmate in question from the platform, reached out to the merchant to provide our support (including reimbursement), and reached out to law enforcement to cooperate with any broader investigation," Aiyer said in a statement.
The incident occurred at around 9:15 p.m. in what was a relatively empty restaurant.
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UPDATE: Postmates has reached out to us to let us know that they located the driver and his driving privileges have been revoked. Although they have not released his info we hope to find resolution with local authorities. . WE ALSO JUST RECEIVED DIRECT CALL FROM @postmates REP AND THEY WILL BE REIMBURSING STAFF FOR STOLEN TIPS . THANK YOU to everyone that shared and commented ❤️ . So last night a @postmates driver thought it was a good idea to steal the tip jar after picking up a delivery at our Biscayne location. Please help us find this P.O.S. 🤬 . . PLEASE SHARE . . If you recognize the guy in the video, you can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. . . @wsvn @wplglocal10 @cbsmiami @miaminewtimes @miamiherald @reddit @buzzfeedfood @todayshow @nbc6inthemix @nbc @Telemundo @billycorben #nbc6 #miami
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