Men Tells Girl to Steal Prizes From Inside Vending Machine Game

Mandy Huang
By Mandy Huang
September 18, 2018USshare

Police are looking for a man who appeared to use a little girl to steal prizes from a vending machine game at the Mall in Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire on the night of Sept. 15.

The man was caught on video working with a toddler who climbed inside the Key Master machine from the bottom prize door and pushed out prizes.

Witnesses, who spoke with police, said the suspect looked Hispanic with a beard at his 20s or 30s, wearing a Sig Saucer baseball cap, a navy blue T-shirt, dark green shorts, and an Under Armor belt.

In the video, the man asked the girl to maneuver her body inside the machine, and then he pushed the prize door open so the little girl could climb out of it.

A young boy between the age of five to seven was standing on the side and took one of the stolen items quickly. The man then walked away with two children and the other stolen items.

Man and toddler vending machine game
A toddler comes out from a vending machine game after pushed out prizes in Salem, New Hampshire on Sept. 15, 2018. (Screenshot/Salem NH Police Department)

The Salem NH Police Department posted the video on Facebook on Sept. 17. They asked anyone who could provide information on the case to call Detective Dempsey at 603-890-2343 or message the department on Facebook.

The video was intentionally blurred out to protect the identity of the two children.

It wasn’t clear what the stolen items were, but Key Master machines usually store valuable electronics and gift cards.

Theft from Mall at Rockingham Park

Attached is a video from the incident Saturday night at the Mall at Rockingham Park. The video has intentionally been blurred out to protect the identity of the involved children. Anyone who recognizes the suspect in this case is urged to call Detective Dempsey at 603-890-2343 or message us here on Facebook.Thank you!

Posted by Salem NH Police Department on Monday, September 17, 2018

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