Bogus waiter tricks customers at 2 New Jersey restaurants out of $186 in cash

Police in New Jersey say a man posing as a waiter collected $186 in cash from diners at two restaurants and walked out with the money in his pocket. Diners described the bogus waiter as a spikey-haired 20-something in button-down shirt, yellow tie and khaki pants.

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Police in New Jersey say a man posing as a waiter collected $186 in cash from diners at two restaurants and walked out with the money in his pocket.

Diners described the bogus waiter as a spikey-haired 20-something in button-down shirt, yellow tie and khaki pants.

Police say he approached two women at one restaurant around 7:20 p.m., asked if they needed anything else before paying.

They said no and handed him $90 in cash.

About two hours later he approached three women dining at another eatery, where he took $96 in cash.

They got worried when he didn’t return with their change.

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