Suspect shatters food truck windshield after failed attempt to steal tip jar
NEW YORK - The NYPD wants to find the man who threw a bottle through a food truck windshield and stole $5 from the tip jar in Kips Bay.
The suspect was attempting to steal the tip jar when the owner of the food truck on East 28th Street put up a fight, said police.
The suspect punched the 61-year-old victim in the face, but the victim managed to take back the jar after a brief struggle.
The suspect then threw the bottle and shattered the windshield, said police. He fled the scene and into the southbound 28th Street subway station with $5.
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The suspect was described as a male, who wore a black baseball cap, a black mask, a black hooded sweater, a gray shirt, black sweatpants and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.