Third Theft of Pharmaceuticals at New Jersey Pharmacy Prompts Reward Offer

Rewards have been offered in connection to three pharmaceutical thefts at the same New Jersey pharmacy.

Police believe that the three thefts of pharmaceuticals at the CVS on White Horse Pike in Oaklyn, New Jersey, were all perpetrated by the same suspect, according to the Retrospect newspaper. The pharmaceutical thefts occurred on July 2, July 31 and September 12.

Authorities says that the suspect entered the pharmacy, went to the pharmacy counter, and passed a note to the clerk demanding prescription drugs. In addition, police say that he fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee vehicle.

A cash reward of up to $2,000 is being offered by the Oaklyn Police Department and Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who perpetrated these pharmaceutical thefts. The money is being donated by Purdue Pharma.

There are many dangers posed by the theft of pharmaceuticals. Criminals often cut the drugs with substances that can make the medication ineffective or even deadly. In addition, thieves rarely store or handle the drugs properly, which can affect their efficacy.