A hungry thief covered their tracks before stealing food from a vending machine.

Washington police are currently investigating the theft from the Village West Apartment complex Saturday, Sept. 9. Police said a thief broke the glass of a vending machine, but not before preventing the security camera from recording.

Police said the vending machine was in a laundry room at the apartments in the 700 block of Horn Street. After breaking the glass, the thief took several snack-food items and left the scene.

The room was monitored by a security camera, but when police arrived officers found the camera had been tampered with so it wouldn’t record the act. Police were hopeful earlier surveillance video would identify the suspect.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 636-390-1050.