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Published: Sunday, 7/22/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago

Lenawee Co. pharmacy break-ins probed

BLADE STAFF

BLISSFIELD, Mich. — Police are investigating an early morning break-in at the Schmidt and Son Pharmacy in the Lenawee County community of Blissfield, the second pharmacy break-in that has occurred in the county in two days.

Officers responded to a burglar alarm at 4:20 a.m. today at 177 West Brooke Lane. Officers found a glass window to the office area broken out. A surveillance video shows two people entering the pharmacy office, then going into the pharmacy area behind the counter where they took several bottles of medication. The two suspects then left the building; the break-in took about one and a half minutes.

Blissfield village police and the Lenawee County sheriff’s department are working on the case.

On Saturday, the Addison Pharmacy at 100 Main St. in Addison was broken into, and investigators believe these two break-ins are related, authorities said. There was no video in the Addison pharmacy. In the Blissfield break-in, an inventory is being done to determine what was stolen.

Of the suspects seen on the video inside the pharmacy, one of the suspects was wearing a coat, jeans, and a stocking-type mask covering the face. The second suspect is Caucasian who was wearing a coat, jeans, and a baseball type hat with a bandana covering the face.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Lenawee at 517-266-6161 or 877-276-8477; or text tips to 27436 and start your tip with Lenawee, or go online at Lenawee’s Most Wanted.

You can leave your tip anonymously. Crime Stoppers is an organization made up of police, media, and community members. Any tips that lead to the arrest of the responsible person or persons will earn the tipster a cash reward.



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