From Beef & Liberty:
"The group was seven people (five boys and two girls). They arrived around 7.30pm and were seated on the terrace, after being moved from table No. 33 inside at 8.33pm. Two of the boys took 1000rmb from the tip box at the bar. One of the boys was about 183cm, wearing a sweater and a grey coat, about 20 years old. The other was about 175cm, wearing a black coat and scarf, looking around 21 to 22 years old. They took the tips at 9.20pm [Ed's note: As recorded on the venue's security cameras.] The group spent 2005rmb (payment: 1720rmb in cash; 285rmb on WeChat). They left at 10.08pm."
As it is the season for forgiveness, Beef & Liberty are asking that the guilty parties return the money in lieu of bringing the matter to the authorities. Which would definitely complicate life for whoever topped up that bill with their WeChat account.
WeChat account = registered phone number = passport number = KILL SCREEN.
...Not to mention the fact that they've got the two geniuses on camera doing it. A table of expats eating at Beef & Liberty probably don't need the 1000rmb as bad as the person(s) it was intended to go to. The wise move: return the money to the restaurant before they have to go to the cops to help them get it back. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to him about doing so.
Your deadline is Monday, December 18.
UPDATE: No one has come forward, and the matter has been turned over to the police.