A local restaurant's surveillance cameras helped police track down an alleged thief.

Police charged Zachary Hession, 20, of 167 Old King's Highway S., with sixth-degree larceny after allegedly stealing the tip jar at Michael Joseph's Catering on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

According to police, Hession entered the establishment to purchase a sandwich and apply for a job.

Police said security cameras showed Hession ordering a sandwich and then writing down his contact information on a piece of paper. Then, police said Hession reached into a tip jar on the counter and removed some of the bills and put them in his pocket. According to the report, he then waited a few more minutes before taking the entire tip jar and putting it in the back of his shorts.

Hession paid for his sandwich with some of the money he pocketed from the tip jar, police said.

When police officers arrived at Hession's residence, the only person home was his brother who said Hession was with their dad. Officers then observed them pull into the driveway and when asked about the tip jar, police said Hession confessed that he took the money.

Hession returned the $34.50 he took from the jar to the police.

He was charged with sixth-degree larceny and was released on $250 bond.

Hession is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 21.