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Man arrested for stealing tips from Dinky's Ice Cream

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 23 2013 02:03:54 PM CST
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BANGOR, Pa. -

A Lancaster County man has been arrested for stealing an antique wooden post office box containing no more than $60 in tip money from Dinky's Ice Cream Parlor in Bangor.

Thirty-year-old Christopher Allen Miller is in Northampton County Prison, unable to post $3,500 cash bail.

The theft in the ice cream parlor at 103 Broadway was reported to Bangor police by the shop owner at 8:27 p.m. Dec. 8.

The stolen antique post office box contained $53 to $60.

The actual box, valued at $68, was damaged when forced open to steal the money inside it. It was recovered in a trash container outside the ice cream parlor.

Police reviewed surveillance video, which showed a man reach over the counter, grab the tip box, put it inside his jacket and leave the ice cream shop. Police eventually identified Miller as the suspect.

Miller, whom policed describe as homeless, fled to Lancaster. Court documents list his address as 105 E. King St. in that city

Miller was charged with unlawful taking and criminal mischief. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge James Narlesky at 10:10 a.m. Saturday.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 30 before Magisterial District Judge Todd Strohe.