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2 men smash glass door, take medications from Westside pharmacy

August 31, 2011 |  6:44 pm

Los Angeles police Wednesday were looking for two burglars who smashed a glass door at a Westside pharmacy and stole medications.

The thieves took the drugs about 5 a.m. from a store in the 11500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in the Sawtelle neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The LAPD released video surveillance footage of the Aug. 20 break-in to help drum up leads. The video shows a man smashing the glass, then moving aside as another man enters the pharmacy and later reappears with a black bag as he flees.

Police described the burglars as African American between 35 and 40 years old. One is believed to have a stocky build and short hair. He was wearing a blue beanie-style cap, a blue, long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, white shoes and black gloves. The other man has a thin build and was wearing a dark beanie-style cap, gray sweatshirt, blue pants, dark shoes and black gloves, the LAPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (310) 444-1523. Anonymous tips can be left at (800) 222-8477.


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Video: Surveillance footage from the pharmacy.

Credit: Los Angeles Police Department