The estimated damage to all 14 vending machines is estimated at over $5,000.00. The estimated money removed exceeds $2,000.00.
Surveillance cameras revealed the suspects were Harrah's security officers, later identified as Joe Callender, 22, of Mays Landing and Johnny Wright, 24, of Atlantic City. Callender and Wright were working the overnight shift and were in their security uniforms during the thefts. After the forced entry was made into each machine the cash box was stolen.
The investigation is continuing. Detective Kevin Burrows is the lead investigator and may be contacted at 609-347-5766.
Cooperation between Harrah's Security Supervisors, Globe Vending and the Atlantic City Police Department led to the arrests.
Both males were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, New Jersey.