Man Steals Childhood Cancer Research Funds From Auburn Restaurant

Photo of suspect. Provided by Auburn Police Dept.

AUBURN – Auburn police are searching for a man who stole about $200 from a charity jar for St. Baldrick’s on the counter at Mesa Grande Taqueria on Sunday, Jan, 26.

According to the Auburn Police, the man entered the restaurant, located at 100 Genesee St., at about 6:40 p.m., waited for the employees to leave the area of the register and then took the charity jar and left the restaurant with it concealed under his coat. He then headed east on Genesee St. on foot.

Photo of suspect.

The male suspect was described as being in his 20s, about 5’5” tall, black hair, dark colored eyes, a chinstrap type beard and a faint mustache. He was wearing dark colored pants, black sneakers and a flat brimmed baseball hat with a five point leaf outlined in red, yellow and green on the front of the hat.

The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help regarding this investigation.

If you have any information about this incident or know the identity of the suspect:

  • call 315-253-3231
  • message Facebook (Auburn Police Department’s page)
  • email investigating Officer Anthony Spinelli at: [email protected]

Your tips can remain anonymous.

St. Baldrick’s is a non-profit organization aimed at raising funds to find a cure for cancer in children.


  1. Dublas H. was charged, but not convicted of stealing it. What WAS criminal were the racist comments on I sent six e-mails to several of their newsdesk correspondents asking them to take the article down due to the unfathomable hateful, prejudiced and discriminatory filth being posted there. It was simply an awful reflection of our society.

  2. It’s readily transparent that Oswego County Today, by disallowing comments on Police Blotter postings in Oswego County, but allowing comments on Police Activity in Auburn, that it is actually in need of clicks, rather than genuinely seeking first-rate journalism. By doing so, it lowers the bar to the point of being in Kansas, rather than Missouri, (Sharpie at the ready).

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