Police investigate man seen on surveillance video moving vending machine into elevator

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are searching for a brazen burglar seen on surveillance video moving a vending machine into an elevator in Miami.

Miami Police are investigating after a security guard noticed the vending machine was missing from the first floor of the Dominion Tower apartment building in the area of Northwest 14th Street and 10th Avenue, back on May 1.

“He was quite brazen, and he was all caught on camera,” Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Fallat said.

Surveillance video showed a man pushing the machine into a nearby elevator. When the guard went to investigate, she discovered it had been taken all the way up to the eighth floor.

“When he got to the eighth floor, he pushed it onto the hallway and it appears that he was intending to take the money that was inside the vending machine,” Fallat.

The machine was found with damage to the money slot.

According to investigators, the burglar was unsuccessful in his attempts at getting any of the snacks and food from inside.

“What he wanted to do was either take the money or also take the vending machine,” said Fallat.

Officials said they are looking for a man with a slim build and gray facial hair. They believe he’s approximately in his 50s or 60s. He was last seen wearing a dark colored baseball cap, turquoise shirt and jean shorts with black socks and sandals.

If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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