HPD Seeks Public’s Help In Finding Pharmacy Burglars Believed To Be Part Of a Larger Operation

October 26, 2007 - Houston police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a pharmacy burglary at 151 Greens on October 7, 2007 about 10 p.m.

The suspects enter pharmacies by prying or kicking-in doors and/or breaking glass. They usually work together in groups of two or three.

The suspects in this case are described as black males between twenty to thirty years of age, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and 150 to 170 pounds. They wear baseball caps and cover their faces with bandannas.

HPD Burglary and Theft investigators, along with other divisions throughout the department, working as part of a Multi-Agency Task force are asking the public’s help in finding these two suspects believed to be part of a larger operation. The task force, created in September 2007, has worked to apprehend these suspects believed to be involved in more than 100 “mom & pop” pharmacy burglaries since June 2007. These suspects have taken thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs in the Houston area and caused extensive damage to the businesses. A complete list of citywide pharmacy burglaries from June 1 to October 2007 is attached to this news release.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 in cash rewards for any information leading to the identification, arrest and charging of any individual involved in these burglaries. Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts is urged to call the Burglary and Theft Division at (713) 308-0900 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

JGA/NJM 10-26-07

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.