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Police: Man used toddler to steal prizes from Rockingham Park mall game machine

A man used a toddler to climb into the Key Master machine to grab prizes without playing the game, according to police.Salem, N.H., Police Department

SALEM, N.H. — Police are looking for a man who they say used a toddler to steal prizes out of a vending machine game at a mall.

Several witnesses recorded video of the incident Friday evening at The Mall at Rockingham Park.

The man had the small girl climb into the bottom of the Key Master — where prizes are dropped for winners — and reach up and grab various items and hand them to him, police said.

The man, who also had a young boy with him, then left the area with the children and items, according to police.

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