HENDERSON — Police have arrested and charged two men in connection with a theft from the cash machine of a local car wash.
Kenneth Lee Williams Jr., 37, of 104 Lillians Lane, Rockingham, North Carolina, was held pending a $40,000 secured bond, Police Chief Marcus Barrow said. He faces charges of possessing burglary tools, breaking and entering a coin-operated machine and larceny from a merchant.
The second man, Curtis Matthew McDonald, 31, of 241 Northam Road, Rockingham, was held pending a $10,000 secured bond, Barrow said. He is accused of breaking and entering a coin-operated machine, larceny from a merchant and possession of burglary tools.
Barrow said Henderson Police Department officers arrested the two men at about 3 a.m. on Thursday, after a marked patrol car stopped a rented 2022 Dodge Charger on the 200 block of Dabney Drive.
The arrest came a day after the department sought information from the public about the men a security camera recorded getting money from a cash machine at the Dabney Exchange Car Wash, 200 Exchange St. in Henderson.
Authorities believe the men at the car wash had used “a device to manipulate” the cash machine and get money from it.
Barrow said officers have seized “instruments of the crime” and “other evidence” indicating a new theft had occurred just before the Thursday morning vehicle stop.
“We are following up with other agencies to see if they have had similar crimes to occur in their jurisdictions,” the chief said.
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