2 suspects wanted in thefts of tip jars from restaurants in Queens

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for two men who robbed the tip jars from restaurants in Queens and hit people who tried to stop them.

The NYPD says the men stole the jars from two restaurants about six streets apart in Ridgewood.

The first incident happened Oct. 28 at a cafe on Weirfield Street, followed by another Nov. 8 at Cafe M on Seneca Avenue.

In both cases, police say Good Samaritans tried to get the jars back, but were hit in the face and suffered minor injuries.

The suspects got away with about $140.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Tips can also be submitted by visiting the CrimeStoppers website or Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are kept confidential.

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