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Whiteville Police arrest two for Go Gas vending machine theft

Posted on: 10.9.2017 at 04:59 p.m.

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.

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