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Police hope surveillance will help solve pharmacy burglaries

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Surveillance from the Blue Ridge Pharmacy burglaries. (Asheville Police Dept.) Surveillance from the Blue Ridge Pharmacy burglaries. (Asheville Police Dept.)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

After a recent burglary at an Asheville pharmacy, police hope surveillance photos will help solve the crime and previous burglaries at the same business.

Asheville police said on Nov. 10, someone broke into Blue Ridge Pharmacy at 948 Tunnel Rd. about 4:50 a.m. The burglar broke out a front window with a tool then fled with prescription drugs, police said.

The burglar was described as having dark hair, wearing a white T-shirt that hangs long in the back, jeans and a zip-up jacket that had some sort of label on the top back part of the jacket, possibly orange in color.

This was not the first burglary at the pharmacy. Police said they have several others since 2009 that remain unsolved. In all of the burglaries, police said the front window was broken, a tool was left behind and an unknown amount of prescriptions were stolen.

On Jan. 26, 2011, about 3:45 a.m. someone broke in and stole prescriptions including a pint-size bottle of liquid Cheratussin codeine cough syrup, police said. They said the burglar that time was a large-build white male wearing a black toboggan, thick plaid jacket, gloves, baggy blue jeans, dark brown or black shoes or boots.

There were also burglaries between 3 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 23, 2009, March 5, 2009 and March 2, 2010.

Anyone who can identify the man seen on camera or has information on the burglaries is asked to call police at 828-252-1110 or Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

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