Yorktown police have arrested a 30-year-old Bronx man for purchasing food with two $20-counterfeit bills and stealing $8 from a tip jar at a Shrub Oak restaurant, Yorktown police said.
Vito S. Cerbone was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony; and petty larceny, a misdemeanor.
Back in July, the owner of in Shrub Oak reported the theft to police. Investigation revealed Cerbone purchased food from the restaurant with two counterfeit $20 bills, and also stole $8 in cash from a tip jar, police said.
In their investigation, police used the store's surveillance video and a description of the suspect to identify the man.
When police weren't able to locate Cerbone, an arrest warrant was obtained on Sept. 21. Yorktown police officer Bobker arrested Cerbone on Oct. 2 at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, where the man was being held on an unrelated charge.
Cerbone was remanded back to the Rikers Island Correctional Facility without bail. He was scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court on Oct. 16