Pharmacy Burglars Caught on Camera

FLORENCE, Ala (WHNT) – It’s been happening far too often for police in the valley, a person smashes a window or door to a pharmacy attempting to break-in to steal valuable prescription drugs.

But pharmacy owners in Russellville are helping police by upgrading their own security systems.

In surveillance video released by police, two men can be seen walking down the sidewalk, scoping out Russellville Pharmacy.

Eventually, one of the men can be seen taking a brick and throwing it through the front glass window.

Surveillance cameras serve as the eye in the sky for police to help catch these would-be criminals.

“Every time they attempt to break-in, whether they get anything or not, it’s costing the pharmacy because of the damage to windows, doors and that type of thing,” says Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett. “So, I think they are seeing also in the long run, it’s paying off to invest in some type of security systems.”

These two men tried breaking into the Russellville Pharmacy early Sunday morning.

This particular pharmacy has been plagued by break-ins over the past several years.

But police say that business owners are stepping up surveillance measures to scare off crooks.

 “Arrest rates for them are pretty good. So, I really don’t know why Russellville sticks out to people as far as trying to break-in to pharmacies. So, hopefully we can curtail that from happening in the future,” Chief Hargett.

The two men are wanted by Russellville Police for attempted burglary, and their hoping the images caught on tape will bring them to justice.

If you recognize the two men involved in the Russellville Pharmacy break-in, you are asked to call the Shoals Area CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 256-386-8685.