UPDATE – ARREST MADE
On 3/10/14 the Hampden Township Police Department responded to a similar theft in their township. Responding Hampden Township Police units were able to apprehend the suspect at the scene. This information was shared with the Mechanicsburg Police Department regarding the below mentioned theft. The information identified the suspect in both thefts as Darron E. Baum. On 4/4/14 the Mechanicsburg Police Department charged Baum with Theft By Unlawful Taking.
The Mechanicsburg Police Department is investigating a theft that took place on 3/3/14, at approximately 1348 hours, at a restaurant located in the 300 block of North York Street. A male suspect entered the restaurant and took a tip jar, with cash, that was on the front counter of the restaurant. The suspect is described as being a white male, approximately 45-50 years of age. The suspect entered into a black in color pickup truck which was parked in front of the restaurant. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect, or owner of the truck, is asked to contact the Mechanicsburg Police Department at 717-691-3300. Anonymous tips can be called into 717-691-3309 or can be left on the Borough’swebsite mechanicsburgborough.org.