February 12, 2014

Two Arrested After Theft of Tip Jar

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By TYLER ALICEA

Two individuals were arrested after stealing a tip jar from a restaurant on the 100 block of East State St. around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

Officers responded to a call after the individuals stole the tip jar from the restaurant’s counter, an IPD press release said. The victim told police that the suspects — who were later identified as Nateah Ellison and BobbiJo Craft — fled the scene on foot.

According to the press release, “a physical struggle” occurred while Ellison and Craft made their escape. Officers discovered the location of the suspects after the dispatch informed them of Ellison and Craft’s direction of travel.

Both Ellison and Craft were charged with robbery in the Second Degree and were arraigned in Ithaca City Court Wednesday morning.

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