Jefferson Parish, La. sheriff's deputies are looking for a man who they said broke into a Metairie school and stole money from the vending machines, according to WDSU-TV in New Orleans, La. The man is believed to be responsible for five other school vending machine burglaries.
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Editor's Insight: The clear image of this burglar posted on this TV station's Website will hopefully lead to his apprehension.
Surveillance cameras are useful in helping police catch vending burglars, but they clearly do not discourage people from trying.
Vending operators servicing machines in public locations should consider eliminating cash payment completely.
Going completely cashless in public locations also makes sense as retail prices increase. 01-05-11 Elliot Maras