Man sends toddler into arcade machine to steal prizes
SALEM, NH — Police say a man was caught on video using a toddler to steal expensive prizes by having her crawl inside an arcade machine at a New Hampshire mall.
The Salem Police Department posted a video on Facebook Monday that was recorded by a witness.
The post reads:
"Attached is a video from the incident Saturday night (Sept 15) at the Mall at Rockingham Park. The video has intentionally been blurred out to protect the identity of the involved children."
In the video, the man can be seen instructing the young girl inside a Key Master arcade game to hand him valuable prizes including a Nintendo Switch gaming console and a Nintendo DS.
A young boy can also be seen in the video with the man and toddler.
After extracting the prizes the suspect then helps the child get out of the machine and exits the mall with both children and the stolen items, police said.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect in the video is urged to call Detective Dempsey at 603-890-2343 or message the Salem Police Department on Facebook.