GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A man suspected of stealing a tip jar from a Georgia restaurant Sunday night died after fleeing the scene, authorities said.
Police officers and firefighters in Gwinnett County, Georgia, said they tried to save the robbery suspect, who crashed into a pond Sunday night.
They told Atlanta's WSB-TV that the suspect robbed Italian Pie, a restaurant on Beaver Ruin Road in Lilburn, about 6 p.m.
Police followed the suspect and tried to stop his car off Steve Reynolds Boulevard, authorities said. After the suspect ran off the road, police found the vehicle upside-down in a retention pond, authorities said.
The suspect has been identified as Jaylen Purge, 18, police said.
Officials told WSB-TV's Rikki Klaus that the tip jar had about $100 in it, plus change.
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UPDATE: Police say the deceased suspect was identified as Jaylen Purge, 18, of Duluth. https://t.co/IFOU0Is9CY— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlaus) December 31, 2018
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