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Police investigating robbery

Monday, June 2, 2008

A large amount of undisclosed pharmaceutical were taken from a local pharmacy during a burglary sometime before Friday morning, and the Brazil City Police Department is looking for information from anyone who might have saw someone in the area.

Although information is limited because of the ongoing investigation, Captain Dave Archer told The Brazil Times Monday that investigators were actively pursuing leads in a burglary at Lynn's Pharmacy, 22 W. National Ave.

According to Archer, employees arrived for work Friday morning to discover someone had gained entry into the business, taking prescription medication with a potential street value of approximately $100,000.

Although unable to provide information about the present security system at the pharmacy, Robert Lynn Hostetler, of Lynn's Pharmacy, told The Times that undisclosed repairs to the building are complete and further security enhancements are in place, with potentially more to be installed in the future.

"We take our (service) to this community very seriously. There are security measures in place at our pharmacy," he said. "But each time something like this happens, you have to re-examine everything. There is new technology available now that wasn't available previously and (implementing) it will make our security even better."

According to Hostetler, the pharmacy was burglarized in the 1980s and the security system at the time helped officers quickly find and convict the perpetrator. He is confident the same will happen again.

"There is a serious drug problem not only in this county, but throughout the country, that drives these types of crimes. I don't think law enforcement officers receive enough credit for the work they do on these types of cases," he said. "When it happened before, the police did their job and I am confident they will do it again. They will bring this case to a successful closure."

Hostetler joined with Archer in urging anyone that might have seen something from the time the pharmacy closed at 6 p.m., Thursday to early Friday morning to come forward.

"I'm grateful the police held the release of information to the public about this so we could have time to make the necessary repairs," Hostetler said, adding that a tip from a passerby helped solve the last case. "The police are doing a great job investigating this case. But, if someone saw something during those overnight hours, I encourage them to provide the information to the police."

To provide information regarding this case, or any others, contact Captain Archer at the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.


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I imagine that there are security tapes of the incident, but the police can use help from any of us that may have information, if they aren't apprehended the stolen drugs will wind up on the street and possibly in the hands of youngsters. If anyone knows anything of this or perhaps saw someone lurking about Lynns Pharmacy then please notify the authorities!

-- Posted by BowlingGreenGuy on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 1:35 PM

I agree with BowlingGreenGuy,

I for one don't want this stuff to land on the streets in the hands of a minor. The cops can't do it alone, we can complain all we like about what goes on in our community but if we want things to change we have to help. I grew up here and I am saddened to see the things going on in this town. Too many people don't care what happens, "it's not my problem" is a phrase I hear constantly. People we all need to be active in the community and really care about what goes on here. Until we do, this kind of thing is going to keep happening. Now I am not naive to think it (crime) will be 100% gone, crime happens even in sleepy little brazil. But if we don't care about the place we live and try to make a difference it's only going to get worse.

I imagine that there are security tapes of the incident, but the police can use help from any of us that may have information, if they aren't apprehended the stolen drugs will wind up on the street and possibly in the hands of youngsters. If anyone knows anything of this or perhaps saw someone lurking about Lynns Pharmacy then please notify the authorities!

-- Posted by BowlingGreenGuy on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 1:35 PM

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 2:02 PM

Last time I checked a Robbery was like some came in and stuck a gun in your face to commit robbery usually armed of some sort... Ie: Armed Robbery.

Burglarys occur when no one is home or occupied. like after the business closed !!

This appears to be a Burglary Not a Robbery

-- Posted by Sidney on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 2:24 PM

Apples...oranges they stole drugs and need to be caught>>>

-- Posted by madmom61 on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 2:50 PM

rob·ber·y Audio Help /ˈrɒbəri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rob-uh-ree] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

--noun, plural -ber·ies.

1. the act, the practice, or an instance of robbing.

2. Law. the felonious taking of the property of another from his or her person or in his or her immediate presence, against his or her will, by violence or intimidation.

bur·gla·ry Audio Help /ˈbɜrgləri/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bur-gluh-ree] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

--noun, plural -ries. Criminal Law.

the felony of breaking into and entering the house of another at night with intent to steal, extended by statute to cover the breaking into and entering of any of various buildings, by night or day.

Sidney... they are BOTH a synonym for THEFT.

-- Posted by mhicks on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 4:51 PM


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