12/28/2017 13:26 EST | Updated 12/28/2017 13:26 EST

New Brunswick Pepsi Machine Owner Found

Police had asked for the public's help in finding the owner.

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A Pepsi vending machine was found in a potato field southwest of Grand Falls, N.B.

ST. LEONARD, N.B. — Police say they've found the owner of a Pepsi machine discovered in a New Brunswick potato field.

The vending machine was found abandoned in a field southwest of Grand Falls, N.B. on Sept. 29, but the RCMP were unable to track down its owner.

On Wednesday, police released a photo of an apparently intact machine, lying on its back, and asked for the public's help.

Machine stolen earlier this year

On Thursday, RCMP in Saint-Leonard, N.B., said the publicity gambit had worked.

They say the machine had been stolen from a business in Grand Falls earlier this year.

The RCMP say the file has now been turned over to local police.

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