POLICE SEEKING HELP AFTER BREAK-IN AT NORM’S
JEREMY WALTNER – EDITOR & PUBLISHER
Nothing was stolen, but a break-in at Norm’s Thrifty White Pharmacy over the weekend has local law enforcement asking if anybody saw anything suspicious.
According to Freeman Police Officer Jay Slevin, the break-in occurred around 7 a.m. Sunday when the perpetrators gained access by using a hatchet to break a back window. Slevin said he suspects the security motion alarm that sounded once they were in the Main Street pharmacy “scared them and they took off.
“There were a couple of drawers pulled open, but I don’t think they were in there long enough to find what they were looking for,” he said, noting the hatchet used to gain entry was left at the scene. “They’re probably not the brightest; they didn’t take any cash. They were looking for drugs.”
The break-in at Norm’s appears to be part of a series of hits early Sunday morning.
Slevin said a pharmacy in Clark was broken into around 4 a.m. by three individuals wearing black hoodies and driving a white SUV. A second break-in occurred at the pharmacy in Bridgewater around 6:40 a.m., which was followed by the incident at Norm’s.
“We’re hoping that anybody in the public who saw anything suspicious around that time can let us know,” Slevin said.
The Freeman Police can be contacted by calling 605-925-7025.