UNION, Miss. (WTOK) - Pharmacy break-ins happen all over the country, but it's not every day the Union Police Department is called to one. Newscenter 11 spoke with the police chief who is asking for the public’s help solving this crime.
Around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, three suspects broke into Quinn’s Family Pharmacy off Highway 15 in Union. Less than a minute later, they were gone.
"On the side of the building, there is a drive thru window. The subjects busted the window out with a splitting moll, entered the pharmacy, came back out the same window and exited up the hill to whatever they were riding in,” said Chief Billy Pat Walker of Union PD.
Walker said the suspects moved in and out so quickly because they knew what they were looking for.
"They actually got a few things. What they really wanted was a liquid bottle that had codeine in it. They had gotten a couple of other bottles of stomach medicine, I believe. On their way out, they picked up an iPad they used for the drive thru window,” said Chief Walker.
Chief Walker said he hates to see this in his community, but he asks that everyone be vigilant.
"Definitely be on the lookout for any suspicious activity or people coming in that you normally don't see," said Walker. "In a small town, it's usually the same people that come in and out through the town. Of course, we do have people passing through, but definitely be on the lookout for any suspicious activity going on."
The owners of Quinn’s Family Pharmacy have decided to offer a $500 reward for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
If you have any information call Crimestoppers at (855) 485-TIPS or the Union Police Department.