Man Puts Toddler Inside Game Machine So She Could Steal Prizes

posted by Bill Galluccio - 

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

Police in New Hampshire are looking for a father who put his toddler inside of a prize machine so she could help him steal the items inside. The Salem Police Department released a video showing the man standing by the machine with his son while his daughter was inside pulling prizes out. The family made out like bandits, snagging a Nintendo Switch and a Nintendo DS before leaving.

Hannah Forese, who works as a hostess at a Red Robin restaurant across from the BarBerCut Lite machine, heard about what was going on from customers and called mall security. 

“Two people came in and I heard them say, ‘That’s so unsafe.’ So I went outside and all I saw was the toddler’s head peeping out of the front of the machine,” Forese told the Union Leader.

By the time mall security had arrived, the man had left with his children and the stolen prizes. Police have asked the public to help identify the man, who was described as a bearded Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years old who was "wearing a black Sig Sauer baseball cap, a blue T-shirt and black shorts, with an Under Armour belt."

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