THE Perth community has rallied behind a Maylands café after a man brazenly stole the business’ tip jar yesterday morning.
Rifo’s Café posted a warning on its Facebook page yesterday, warning the “bandits” who they claim stole the jar at 8.10am on Sunday to return it within an hour.
“Dear bandits, you have one hour to return back our tip jar as it may not have a big amount of money in it but sure it has a lot of hard work put into it,” the post stated.
“If we do not receive the tip jar in the next hour, we will post a very clear video of you stealing it on this page for two thousand people to see.”
At midday, Rifo’s then released CCTV footage that showed a man and a woman standing at the counter, when the man slips the jar into a bag he was carrying.
Today, owner Hazar Kayhan told the Eastern Reporter they had reported the incident to police but had not got the tip jar back.
“Even if we don’t get it back, the support from the community… people were coming in tipping yesterday,” he said.
He said the tips represented the hard work of their business.
Both posts have been shared hundreds of times and Mr Kayhan said the posts reached hundreds of thousands of people.
“The power of social media is amazing,” he said.
If you know anything about the incident call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.