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News Hundreds of painkillers stolen from Franklin pharmacy

U Save It Pharmacy in the Franklin Plaza was the site of a robbery early Friday morning when the thieves broke into the building by shattering the front door of the business. Photo by Brittney ParkerU-Save-It Pharmacy victim to ‘smash and grab’ robbery

Detectives with the Franklin Police Department are investigating a break-in at the U-Save-It Pharmacy that resulted in the theft of hundreds of prescription narcotics, in what they are calling a “smash and grab” robbery.

The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Friday morning, according to Detective Tracy Chastain, at the pharmacy which is located just off of U.S. 441S. in Franklin Plaza. It has yet to be determined whether more than one person was involved in the prescription theft. While some details are scarce, Chastain confirmed on Wednesday that entry to the business was gained by smashing in the window of the front door.

According to reports, hundreds of the prescription painkiller known as Hydrocodone were quickly stolen from the pharmacy—at a cost of approximately $1,000 to the pharmacy.

Upon viewing surveillance footage from the plaza, it has been confirmed that a small red car was used as a getaway vehicle but the make and model have not been determined at presstime.

“It was basically a ‘smash and grab’ robbery,” said Franklin Police Chief David Adams, who said the entire incident lasted just a few short minutes. “We encourage anyone with information about a large amount of narcotics to contact either us or Crime Stoppers.”

The case is currently ongoing, and anyone with information may contact the FPD at (828)524-2864 or Crime Stoppers at (828)349-2600.





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published: 10/18/2013
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