Man wanted for destroying vending machines

Police have warrants to arrest Theodore Lester McWhite, Jr. on 15 charges of breaking into vending machines in the City of Florence.

McWhite is accused of breaking into Soap and Suds on Oakland Avenue three times this month.

Officers say he tore up the vending machines to get about $200 but caused more than $2,500 in damages.

They came close to arresting him over the weekend, but officers say he got away.

McWhite's charges include Malicious Injury to Personal Property, Petit Larceny, Possession of Burglary Tools and Petit Theft.

If you've seen him, you're asked to call Florence police at (843) 665-3191 or CrimeStoppers of the Pee Dee at 888-CRIME-SC.