Date: Nov. 3, 2017                                             PIO Number: 17-11-4

OPIATE-OBSESSED BURGLARS PROVE TO BE A ROYAL PAIN

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a two-man crew who broke into a Weston pharmacy and stole $4,100 worth of opiates in 90 seconds.

Just after 5 a.m. Oct. 26, security cameras at the Walgreens at 199 Weston Road captured two men using a yellow crowbar to pry open the front doors. The burglars quickly made their way to the pharmacy where they forced open the security gate. The men rummaged through pill bottles and stole various pharmaceuticals intended for pain relief.

The stolen medications included Opana, Oxycodone, Methadone, Oxycontin, Endocet, Morphine, Hydrocodone and Methylphenidate which is categorized as a central nervous system stimulant.

The first burglar is described as a male with a thin to medium build and approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall. He wore blue latex gloves, a black hooded sweater, dark gray Adidas pants with a white stripe, dark shoes and black fabric covering his face.

The second man is also described as a male with a thin to medium build and approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall. He wore a black hooded sweater, black Adidas pants with a white stripe, dark shoes, a light-colored mask and a red backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Juan Hernandez at 954-389-2010 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

MEDIA NOTE: The surveillance video is on our website, sheriff.org.

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Gina Carter/PIO