Thief steals charity jar from Columbus IHOP

(Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police in Columbus are looking for someone who swiped a charity jar from an area IHOP.

On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at approximately 1:35PM a young white male was seen having lunch with a group at a Central Ohio IHOP.

He is seen on tape getting up to use the restroom in a Nike hoodie and black pants. Then surveillance cameras catch the man running out of the restaurant after swiping a box that held money being collected for charity sitting on the front counter.

If anyone has info on this suspects identity, or if the people sitting with him want to give up his identity, please contact Sgt. Houser at or 645-4713 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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