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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ballymoney restaurant pleas to identify customers after ‘tip theft’

A Ballymoney based restaurant are looking a ‘Tip Off’ in locating a male customer who they allege left restaurant after theft of money from staff tips.

UPDATE 1/9/2020: The individual in question was identified and has since returned the money that was taken from the restaurant.

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Zinc restaurant, are appealing for help from locals who may be able to help identify the individual who left following his meal, but was subsequently seen on CCTV beforehand in what looked like theft from the staff tips.

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A Male, who was accompanied by two other females as seen in a CCTV picture released by the restaurant, were all sitting at the same table following their meal.

The three individuals were later captured on cameras at the bar together, when the alleged theft occurred.

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The footage appears to show the Male, who was wearing a black top, reach across the bar while the staff members back is turned, and lift something from out of the staff tips.

In a plea to help identify the individuals, the restaurant have released the CCTV footage of the incident saying: “Its with great regret in these times that we share a post like this, but sadly today one of our restaurant customers decided to help themselves to more than just our great food, three video shows this man helping himself to our hard earned tips without a second thought.

“We ask of your help if anyone knows this person to get in touch with us,we know times are tough for everyone but this behaviour i’m sure you will agree is unacceptable.”

You can contact the restaurant on 028 276 62341 or the Police non-emergency number 101.

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