Sunday, November 13, 2016

Police hunt Gumball Bandit

Police in Florida are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole a gumball machine along with its contents, valued at more than $800, from a restaurant.

On November 4. between 11am and noon, the male subject entered the Sakura restaurant in Winter Haven and told the employees that he was there to service the gumball machine.

The employees were unaware of the true owner of the machine. The suspect, dubbed the Gumball Bandit, then told the employees he needed to take the machine off the property in order to make the necessary repairs.

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He then processed to manoeuvre the machine, which is black with red stripes and a racing theme out of the restaurant and left in an unknown vehicle. Anyone who recognises the suspect, or who has noticed someone with a recently acquired gumball machine, is asked to call Winter Haven police.

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