Belleville Man Applied For A Job, Then Swiped Tip Jar: Nutley Police

A man ostensibly looking for a job turned out to be a thief instead, according to Nutley police.

<p>A 19-year-old man stole from a Nutley business, police said.</p>

A 19-year-old man stole from a Nutley business, police said.

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On Tuesday, four people were hanging around outside an eatery in the township when two of them entered the Franklin Avenue business to fill out job applications, a police department spokesman said. The spokesman declined to identify the business.

After filling out their applications, one of them, later identified as Michael Almonte-Parades, 19, of Belleville, grabbed a tip jar from the counter and ran, the business owner later told police.

An employee briefly chased Almonte-Parades but stopped when Almonte-Parades raised his fists, police said.

Officers responding to a 9-1-1 call found Almonte-Parades shortly after and placed him under arrest. He was charged with theft and simple assault and released pending a court date. 

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