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Suspect sought in Santa Clarita pharmacy burglary

SuspectAuthorities were asking for the public’s help in identifying and tracking down a man they say stole prescription drugs and cash from a pharmacy in Santa Clarita.

Authorities said the man rode a motorcycle into the pharmacy's parking lot in the 27800 block of Smyth Drive on Sept. 3 about 1:15 a.m. and entered the building by using a pry tool to carefully remove the window pane from the front door.

The man took unidentified prescription drugs along with $25 in cash, authorities said.

“Based on the way the male suspect entered the business, it is believed he may have experience installing or removing doors and windows,” according to the statement from by Dep. Joshua Dubin of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station.

Authorities described the suspect as 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-9, weighing 200 to 230 pounds, wearing a gray, long-sleeved hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes and gloves, and possibly prescription glasses.

He carried a black backpack, authorities said. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the the sheriff’s station at (661) 799-5135.

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-- Ann M. Simmons in Santa Clarita

Photo: Image from surveillance video of suspect in Santa Clarita pharmacy burglary. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 
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