Authorities search for drug store burglary suspects in Columbia

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Surveillance video of a recent prescription drug heist in Columbia has been released.

Video depicts the burglary of Sav-On_drugs Pharmacy in Columbia last week. Two men broke through the safety glass on the front door of the building and proceeded behind the counter where they stole several thousand dollars worth of loratab and other medications containing Hydro-codone. Police Chief Clint McMurry said break ins at pharmacies are increasing as thieves try and get their hands on these prescription mediations.

"Our guys are spending a lot of time at night patrolling these drug stores. They watch a lot of stores, just because they're being hit more. We are pursuing some leads on this case," said McMurry. "This business was broken into several months ago in a very similar manner. We are going to attempt to tie those two together and see what comes from that."

McMurry said if the public has any confidential information in regards to the burglary to contact 601-736-8204.

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