Video: Man uses toddler to steal game prizes at New Hampshire mall, police say

Posted at 11:07 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 14:07:42-04

(KGTV) — New Hampshire police are searching for a man seen on video who they say used his toddler to steal toys out of a mall vending machine.

Police say several witnesses recorded the incident showing the man directing the child inside the machine at The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem on Friday.

Investigators say the man had a small girl climb into the Key Master game through the machine's door where winners retrieve their prize.

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The child reaches up and grabs prizes, which she then feeds out to the man. Police said the girl was able to take a Nintendo DS gaming system and Nintendo Switch console. 

The man also appears to have a young boy with him. The girl eventually then maneuvers her way back out of the machine and the trio leaves.

Police have not identified the man in the video.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.