Snack attack: Halifax police looking for suspects who stole from hotel vending machines

Philip Croucher comments@cbpost.com
Published on July 16, 2014

METRO HALIFAX

Halifax police are trying to identify several people who are alleged to have stolen from hotel vending machines in downtown Halifax.

Since early June, police say they have responded to nine thefts from vending machines, which have taken place at various hotels.

Police say in each instance, the suspects forcibly broke into the machines and stole money and products.

“They are literally destroying the machines,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages.

“I don’t have a tally (on money) or what kind of products were taken.”

Surveillance video has been recovered from two of the thefts and shows what police believe to be the people involved.

On Wednesday, police released six stilled pictures from the videos to see if the public can help identify them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 490-5016 or Crime Stoppers.