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Police ask for help tracking stolen Kalahari money

Emil Whitis • Jul 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Erie County deputies are looking for a man suspected of stealing more than $3,000 from Kalahari Resort’s arcade on Friday.

The suspect, recorded by surveillance video, is described as a white man in his late 20s, about 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt and white shorts, deputies said. 

Resort managers called deputies at about 10 a.m. Saturday and told them $3,225 was stolen from five different kiosk machines. The kiosks allow guests to exchange cash for arcade credits.

The machines did not show any signs of damage, so deputies suspect the perpetrator used a key. They also believe the culprit got help from the inside — specifically an employee who managers considered “less than a model employee,” a deputy’s report said. 

Managers directed deputies to a surveillance tape that shows the suspect shaking one of the cash kiosks before walking away. Later in the night, the less-than-model arcade employee can be seen leaving the resort with the suspect.

Anyone with information can call Erie County deputies at 419-627-7553.

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