Thief Takes Antibiotics, Cream During Pharmacy Smash-And-Grab

DETROIT (WWJ) – Police in Detroit are looking for at least one thief who apparently has an infection.

The suspect used a U-Haul to smash through the front of Southwest Discount Pharmacy on Vernor Highway Wednesday morning. They might have had their eyes set on a larger prize, but owner Adel Dakhlallh says the crook didn’t make off with much.

“They got some antibiotics and some anti-itch medication,” Dakhlallh told WWJ’s Mike Campbell. “They were after the opiates, which are locked in a safe that they cannot get into.”

Police recovered the truck used in the burglary but found no signs of the suspect, who remains at large.

“They come in prepared, usually with hoodies, and it’s really hard to tell who they are even with surveillance cameras,” Dakhlallh said.

Investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the break-in.

After 25 years at this location and dealing with the crime, Dakhlallh said it might be time to close up shop completely.

“I think I’m going to sell this pharmacy,” he said. “I’m not going to continue with this, it’s just not worth the risk.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at 313-267-4600.

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