EARLY, Texas -

Early police have released surveillance video and are asking for help in finding a man who stole $80 from a coin-operated snack machine.

Similar incidents have been reported as occurring around town.

In addition, Early Police Chief David Mercer said Abilene, Hamlin and Clyde police are possibly dealing with the same guy.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Early Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

KTXS news will get the facts on why and how this is the recent trend for criminals.