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May 22, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Seattle police say credit card thief leaves behind big tips

Surveillance photo of "Big Tipper Bandit" on lower left. (Seattle police photo)

Surveillance photo of "Big Tipper Bandit" on lower left. (Seattle police photo)

Seattle police are looking for a credit card thief who they say used a stolen card to pay his bills and leave generous tips at two South King County Mexican restaurants.

This morning, police released a surveillance photo of the heavy-set man dressed in a black T-shirt, baggy jeans and a bandanna wrapped around his forehead in one of the Mexican restaurants. The man, police say, robbed a man at gunpoint near Summit Avenue and East Thomas Street, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, on April 30. He’s also accused of mugging two women near Summit Avenue and East Olive Street on May 4.

Police say that one of the stolen cards was used to pay the bill at two restaurants and to leave big tips. Police has dubbed him the “Big Tipper Bandit.”

Detectives say the suspect is a Hispanic male, between 22-29 years old, 5-feet 6 to 5-feet-8, with dark hair that he possibly wears in a ponytail.

Anyone  who recognizes the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 
 

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