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Help Nab This Tip Jar Thief From Crème Caramel LA in Sherman Oaks

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Caught on camera.

Creme Caramel, Sherman Oaks
Creme Caramel, Sherman Oaks
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Things are not so sweet at Crème Caramel LA these days, as the much-beloved Sherman Oaks dessert shop tries to track down the man responsible for snatching their tip jar.

According to the shop’s Instagram, the thief was even caught on camera. He appears to distract the person working behind the counter before grabbing the clear tip box and making a beeline for the door. You can see video of the whole thing  below.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that area restaurants have had to deal with any so-called Tip Jar Bandits. Just a year ago SliceTruck and Seoul Sausage were hit by  a female money-grabber who was similarly caught on camera. A month later the perp in those cases — a Beverly Hills woman, if you can believe it — was caught, err, green-handed.

Got information on the man seen snatching the cash at Crème Caramel LA in the above video? Contact the Van Nuys police station at 818-374-9500.