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Information sought for Olyphant burglary suspect


February 19. 2013 10:48PM
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The Olyphant Police Department and Crime Stoppers are still offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) believed to be responsible for a burglary at Medicap Pharmacy, 514 Burke Bypass in Olyphant.

The theft took place on Friday, March 30 at approximately 1 a.m., police said.

The suspect smashed a front window to gain entry into the pharmacy, then used a crowbar to access a cabinet containing controlled substances. The suspect took a large amount of medicine and fled out a side door, according to police.

Police added that the suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5â??9â? tall with a husky build. He wore a camouflage hooded jacket, mask, black gloves, fatigues, brown shoes and backpack. The suspect carried a long crowbar and window punch. This pharmacy was also burglarized on September 6, 2012 at approximately 10:35 p.m.

The cash reward is donated by pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., which operates RxPATROL®, a collaborative effort between industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information on pharmacy theft. Further information is available to authorized personnel at www.RxPATROL.org.

All information is kept completely confidential. Callers never have to give their names or appear in court. The Crime Stoppers tip line does not use any tape recording or caller ID devices, said Crime Stoppers president, Gene Ferrara.

Anyone with information about this burglary or the suspect described below is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (888) 4RxTIPS or (888.479.8477).


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