Man steals gumball machine from Winter Haven restaurant

Posted at 5:29 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 09:23:11-05

Winter Haven Police need your help identifying a suspected gumball thief.

A man entered Sakura restaurant located at 787 3rd St. SW between 11:00 a.m. and noon.  He told employees he was there to service the gumball machine.

The suspect then said he would need to take the machine outside to fix it.  He left the restaurant with the machine in an unknown vehicle.

The gumball machine is racing themed and has black and red stripes. Anyone who recognizes this suspect or who has noticed someone with a recently acquired gumball machine is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).