Thief Breaks into Pharmacy with Sledgehammer

A pharmacy in Michigan was recently robbed by a thief wielding a sledgehammer.

A pharmacy in Michigan was recently robbed by a thief wielding a sledgehammer.

The incident at Galleria Pharmacy in Riverview, Michigan, occurred on March 12, 2016, The News Herald reported. Police responded to a burglar alarm early that morning and found one of the pharmacy’s windows broken and milk crates stocked underneath the window, presumably so the thief could climb into the store. Meanwhile, the doors were still secure.

The police called the pharmacy’s owner to let him know that he needed to come in to check the inventory, and then the owner let the police look inside the pharmacy. They found that an office door had been damaged and pieces of it were strewn across the floor. Police also found a trash bag and a handheld sledgehammer behind the office door, The News Herald reported.

Upon inspection, the owner discovered that blood pressure medication was missing from shelves. However, the pharmacy’s controlled substances were protected in the store’s safe, The News Herald reported.

Security footage revealed that the thief wore a light-colored hoodie and something to hide his face. He used the sledgehammer to open the pharmacy’s window while wearing white gloves.

The video also showed the thief climbing through the hole in the window, taking some bottles of pills, and then climbing back out the hole and leaving the pharmacy.