Police search for group who stole thousands of dollars from gaming machine

Five people caught on video tampering with a gaming machine

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police are looking for five people caught on video tampering with a gaming machine, stealing thousands of dollars.

According to police, the group was seen in a gaming room at Pop’s Bar & Grille on Giant Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The video shows them feeding cash into the machine and pulling it back out in what’s known as fishing.

According to police, this group was seen in a gaming room at Pop’s Bar & Grille on Giant Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
According to police, this group was seen in a gaming room at Pop’s Bar & Grille on Giant Drive on Tuesday, Nov. 5. (Source: Richmond Police)

Fishing is a type of theft in which the machine will register the bill as credit and allow people to play or cash out.

Several thousand dollars was reportedly stolen.

Anyone with information on the crime should call 804-646-1950 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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