A man is wanted by police after sending his daughter inside an arcade machine to steal Nintendo consoles.

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The father was filmed urging his girl to climb into a BarBerCut Lite cabinet at the Mall in Rockingham Park, New Hampshire so she could get her hands on ''multiple prizes'' including a Nintendo Switch.

A hostess as a restaurant opposite the machine told the Union Leader: ''Two people came in and I heard them say, 'That's so unsafe.' So I went outside and all I saw was the toddler's head peeping out of the front of the machine.''

Local police are now on the lookout for the man - who ''is described as a bearded Hispanic, 20-30 years old'' - and have asked the public for help.