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Fairview PD: Detectives Nab Donation/Tip Jar Thief

Jacob J. Angarita
Jacob J. Angarita Photo Credit: COURTESY: Fairview PD

FAIRVIEW, N.J. -- Fairview detectives tracked down a brazen thief who they said stole a donation jar from one restaurant and a tip jar from another.

Detectives Lt. Fred Dingertopadre and Sgt. Michael Martic took Jacob J. Angarita -- a 23-year-old former North Bergen High School student from Guttenberg -- into custody at a Union City homeless shelter just before noon Friday, Police Chief Martin Kahn told Daily Voice.

Angarita was wearing a Miami Dolphins baseball cap and carrying a messenger bag when he grabbed a donation jar dedicated to helping needy families in El Salvador from Alfaro's Restaurant on Anderson Avenue on Wednesday, Kahn told Daily Voice.

He also took a tip jar containing $50 from El Trancazo Restaurant on Fairview Avenue, Kahn said.

Theft charges were being prepared, the chief said.

Angarita also had an outstanding warrant out of Hoboken, he said.

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