Police respond to pharmacy alarm twice in one morning, looking for suspect

OSCEOLA, AR (KAIT) – Osceola Police are on the hunt for clues in a recent pharmacy break in.

According to police, officer responded to alarms at the Pill Peddler Pharmacy on 1740 South Highway 61 twice Monday morning. Police believe several Hydrocodones were taken and possibly others, but an exact amount of stolen prescriptions was not available at the time of the report.

Investigators said the door to the business was slightly damaged by some sort of prying tool when they arrived to the first call, but no one had entered.

During the second call, officers found that someone had gotten inside through the same door that was damaged earlier. This time officers said they noticed that, in addition to missing medications, an electrical meter box for the pharmacy had been disconnected.

Lieutenant William Foster said he saw a vehicle parked across the highway at the entrance of River Manor when he arrived to the scene of the first alarm, but the vehicle entered the driveway before he could make contact with the driver, and the scene was too dark to identify the car.

On the second call, officers searched the area again for any suspicious vehicles and found tire tracks on the south side of River Manor leading to East Shadow Lane and Pin Oak, but no other tracks could be found once they hit asphalt.

The damaged meter box was taken in as evidence for fingerprints.

If you have any information on this break in, please call the Osceola Police Department at (870) 563-5213 as soon as possible.

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