Police in Salem, New Hampshire, asked the public for help identifying a man seen on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, using a toddler to steal items from a vending machine game at The Mall at Rockingham Park.
Photo: Salem Police Department
Photo: Salem Police Department

Police: Man used toddler to steal prizes out of machine at NH mall

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Several witnesses recorded video of the incident, reported around 6:15 p.m. Friday at The Mall at Rockingham Park, in Salem.

Police said the man had the small girl climb into the bottom of a Key Master machine, where prizes are dropped for winners, and had her reach up and grab various items to hand to him.

Police said the man, who also had a young boy with him, left the area afterward with the children and stolen items.

It wasn't clear what items were taken, but such games often offer valuable electronics and gift cards.

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