Group arrested in connection to pharmacy burglaries across metro area

DeKalb County police said they have busted a burglary ring that has been targeting pharmacies across the metro area.

Officers detained 11 people at home in northwest Atlanta Sunday morning. DeKalb police announced Monday that they officially arrested four of them.

A department spokesperson said officers responded to the Publix pharmacy off Panola Road Sunday morning around 2 a.m. Officers noticed the front doors and pharmacy gate were forced open.

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The store manager said that a group of thieves took an undetermined amount of prescription medications. Security video showed the suspects exiting through the front door.

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DeKalb police said a tracking device in one of the bottles led officers to a home off Sims Avenue in Atlanta. Eleven people were taken into custody at the home just before noon.

Police believe the group is connected to several burglaries at pharmacies not only in DeKalb County but also in other metro areas.

Channel 2 Action News is working to get a copy of the surveillance video.

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