Wildwood police searching for bandit in Ford Ranger who targeted local car wash

Wildwood police officers are searching for a bandit who attempted to rip off a local car wash on Sunday night.

Wildwood Police officers are searching for a thief in a white Ford Ranger who attempted to drill out coin-operated machines at the Total Wash on Main Street on Sunday night.

Police say the thief pulled into Total Wash, located at 435 S Main St., around midnight in a white Ford Ranger pickup and tried to drill out the coin-operated machines. The pickup appeared to have an extended cab with a toolbox in the bed, a black vinyl bed liner, tinted windows and silver decorative trim molding just above the lower quarter of the vehicle, a police report says.

Anyone with information about the crime or the thief involved is encouraged to contact the police department at (352) 330-1355 and select option 3 for the Criminal Investigations Division. Those wishing to make anonymous tips can call Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).