Noncommittal Robber Earns $2 From 4 Knifepoint Holdups, Gets Arrested

After a string of four alleged knifepoint robberies in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Joshua James Pawlak was arrested and brought to Middlesex County Jail yesterday. His bounty: two dollars snatched from a bakery's countertop tip jar.

Pawlak's saga begins at Woodbridge's Forge Inn, the afternoon of July 27. After inquiring about a room and leaving, the 27-year-old returned with his weapon and attempted to rob the front desk, cops say. He fled the scene without taking anything.

At 6:39 p.m. the same day, he arrived at La Bonbonniere bakery. This would be his big moment. After several unsuccessful attempts, leaving the store empty-handed and entering again, NJ.com reports, he snatched enough money for like two sodas or a really big candy bar from the tip jar and escaped.

At 4:20 the next morning (nice), Pawlak allegedly attempted a robbery at a Hess gas station. He fled the scene without taking anything.

And at 10:06 a.m., police say, he wielded his knife in a robbery attempt at a 7-Eleven. He fled the scene without taking anything.

Pawlwak was arrested shortly after the final robbery and is currently being held on $50,000 bail.

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