Police in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties are asking the public’s help in finding three people who broke into four pharmacies in a single evening and stole prescription drugs worth tens of thousands of dollars.
The six-hour crime spree occurred Oct. 29 between 3 a.m. and 9 a.m., Channel 2 Action News reported.
The first burglary occurred at the Express Pharmacy on Braselton Highway in Dacula, police said. Wearing hoodies to cover their faces, the three men forced their way in through the front of the store and took more than $10,000 worth of pain pills.
From there, the suspects traveled to Duluth, where they did the same thing at another pharmacy, authorities said. An hour later, the men drove to the Decatur area and broke into the Anchor Pharmacy before returning to Gwinnett and hitting one more drugstore in Buford.
Police fear the burglary spree will continue across metro Atlanta until the suspects are caught, Channel 2 reported.
“These drugs will get into the hands of children. They’ll get into the hands of desperate adults,” said Jeff Breedlove of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse.
Anyone who recognizes the suspects or has information about the pharmacy break-ins is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477 or visit the website.
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