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Laurel Police Investigate Pharmacy Burglary

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Just before 3 Tuesday morning.  Laurel police responded to an alarm call at Quinn Pharmacy in the North Laurel Shopping Center.

They arrived to find a busted front door, and the store owner noticed several narcotics had been stolen.

"Usually when a person breaks into a pharmacy and steals the medication, it's not for personal use," Investigator Brandon Evans said.  "They take it to the street, and they sell it on the street to make profit off of it."

He said selling narcotics can be very dangerous.

"It's easy to get hooked on, and a lot of crimes are committed for the narcotics that are being taken and stolen from these stores," Evans said.

He said pharmacy break-ins are rare in Laurel. There are usually only a few a year.  However...

"The patterns seem to be trending more and more, especially in the neighboring cities," Evans said.

Police are asking the public for help in this case.  They say the suspects are two black males in their thirties.  Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 601-428-STOP (8667) or the Laurel Police Department at 601-425-4711.

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