Man steals tip jar, then slams car into SEPTA bus

CENTER CITY - November 23, 2010

It all started just before 2:00 on Tuesday morning at 13th Street Gourmet Pizza, on the 200 block of South 13th Street.

That's where the suspect grabbed a tip jar that had about $20 to $30 in it, and ran out of the shop.

He then hopped into a grey car and sped off.

Seconds later he reached 13th and Walnut streets, where he plowed into the SEPTA bus, then ricocheted into a fire hydrant.

The force of the crash propelled the bus into a utility pole.

The suspect jumped out of the car and made a run for it.

He remains on the loose.

The collision injured the SEPTA driver.

He was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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