Two vending machines vandals were arrested after a surveillance camera system installed in the machine caught video of them committing the crime.
According to Knoxville NBC affiliate WBIR, the incident occurred at the Newport Best Western Hotel in a town near Knoxville, Tennessee.
"Happens regularly on occasion we have those groups that travel down the interstate and hit exits and try and get into vending machines as they can," Maurice Shults?, Newport Police Chief, told the source.
Video from the surveillance camera depicting the suspects shaking the vending machine and opening the door helped police make the arrest, WBIR reported. Police said the addition of more cameras may put an end to the problem altogether.
"It's a great benefit to us," Shults told the source. "Obviously, it's helping us solve burglaries, and that's what we're after here is to get these people stopped and get the vending machine operators the profits they're entitled to."
The suspects have been charged with two counts of theft under $500 and two counts of vandalism under $500.
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