FAYETEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Officials have released images of a person they said broke into a Cumberland County voting site and stole a coin machine not related to the election.
On Wednesday, the suspect broke into the East Regional Branch Library, which is one of 10 one-stop voting sites in Cumberland County.
Police released two images of the suspect who was dressed in black. The person stole a coin machine from the library lobby, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.
Earlier in the week, Board of Elections Director Terri Robertson said voting equipment and materials were not tampered with during the incident.
Doors and windows library’s activity room, where the voting equipment was located, were shattered and broken.
“There was no evidence that anything in the one-stop area had been tampered with,” Robertson said. “There were two electronic voting machines that fell down, but this appeared to be when the person tripped over the cords.”
Officials said Board of Elections computers that contain voters’ data are locked in a cage nightly.
The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if anyone has information relating to the break in and theft of the coin machine, please contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or Crimestoppers (910) 483-8477.