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

Credit: Salem Police Department

Credit: Salem Police Department

Police are looking for a man seen on camera using a toddler to steal prizes out of a vending machine game at a mall in New Hampshire last week.

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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