DES PERES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Suspects are being sought after an overnight burglary at Des Peres Walgreens.
An unknown number of suspects broke the front door of the store in the 12000 block of Manchester Road and took an unknown amount of pharmaceutical products around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to police.
The products that were taken have not been released.
Police say the suspects covered their faces with hoodies, masks and gloves, and also used a crowbar.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) said there have been around 50 similar pharmacy burglaries in the St. Louis area in the past year.
"They tend to go from town to town, looking for small pharmacies and sometimes even chains they can break into in the middle of the night, take wat they can and then move onto the next mark," said Scott Collier with the DEA.
Collier said the DEA looks for patterns. Many of the burglars are from out of state, who target certain pharmacies along the way. Authorities added that some thieves are local.
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