A tripped alarm at a Dearborn pharmacy this week led police to the scene of a massive theft of prescription drugs, according to reports.
Police responded to on Monroe Street around 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning after multiple alarms were tripped at the business. They found that the deadbolt was still locked, but the case around it had been pried around it to gain entry to the front door.
Inside, bottles and loose pills were strewn all over the floor behind the counter. Drawers and cabinets were open and appeared to have been gone through.
The owner of the pharmacy arrived and confirmed that multiple bottles of pills and other drugs were missing. This included 500-750 pills of the painkiller Lorcet, 1,000-1,500 pills of Lortab, and four bottles of codeine and phenergan. However, the owner said she would have to go through her inventory to figure out exactly what was stolen.
Police reviewed surveillance footage from the store and were able to see the theft take place.
Three men were shown entering the store just after 4 a.m.–one of them wielding a crowbar. They were shown moving throughout the store, putting pills into a wastebasket. The men appeared to flee south on Monroe Street.
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