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Dover Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal Tip Jar

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have charged a Dover man for attempting to rob a local restaurant of its tip jar.

According to police, at around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, 36-year-old Titus Rodriguez entered the Pizzeria and Taqueria Porta Bella restaurant in the Rodney Village Shopping Center. Police say Rodriguez approached the register and reached his hand around the counter to grab the tip jar while the employees were busy. Police say Rodriguez tried to flee but was confronted by employees. After a struggle, police say the employees restrained Rodriguez and recovered the tip jar.

Police arrested Rodriguez and charged him for the crime. According to police, a warrant was out for Rodriguez's arrest for failing to appear regarding another robbery case in Dover. Police say Rodriguez attempted to take the tip jar from the Pizzeria and Taqueria Porta Bella restaurant on Nov. 14 as well. 

Rodriguez was arraigned and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in default of $4,000 secured bond. 

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