The snatching occurred around 7:00 p.m. Monday at the No. 1 Chinese restaurant located at 3759 Victory Drive.
A worker told police that an unknown black man came in the store and began looking at the menu on the wall.
When she turned her back, the man grabbed a tip jar off the counter and ran out the restaurant.
Witnesses told police he ran south on Victory Drive.
The suspect is described as wearing a dark red hoodie and blue jeans and standing between 6'0" and 6'3".
It's believed the jar contained about $75.
If you have any information on this incident, please call Columbus police.