Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Vending Burglaries In East Tennessee

Police have arrested one man wanted for a rash of vending machine thefts across East Tennessee and are still seeking another suspect, according to WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Editor's Insight: Vending organizations should make fighting external theft a priority. The vending operator victimized by this rash of thefts claims he is on the verge of losing his business because of the thefts during the present economic downturn. He estimates he has lost more than $30,000 due to theft in the last 10 years.

Vending operators need to get organized to fight vending burglary more aggressively. 02-08-11 Elliot Maras