Two men were jailed early Friday after being caught allegedly breaking into vending machines in Whiteville.
Police were responding to call about a break-in in progress at the Go Gas on South Madision Street when officers spotted the two suspects breaking into a drink machine, according to a statement from police. The men were in possession of burglary tools and $82 in one-dollar bills.
Arrested were Shawn Lee Hale of Cowboy Lane, Whiteville, and Adrian Dewitt of Dothan Rd., Tabor City.
Both were charged with breaking and entering a vending machine, and bond was set at $2,500 secured each. Dewitt was also served with an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor larceny.
Damage to the machine was estimated at $800.