SHERIDAN — Investigators have determined that burglars stole an undisclosed amount of narcotics during an overnight break-in at Hospital Pharmacy on Main Street either late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
It is believed the suspects broke the window in order to exit the building.
Sheridan Police Sgt. Travis Koltiska said police found evidence that the thieves entered the building via a route other than the front window that was found shattered Friday morning. He said they could not have left the way they came in, and attempted to exit through the door window. However, when that proved too difficult, they had to break the picture window to get out of the building.
Photographs taken at the scene of the crime Friday morning show obvious damage to the ceiling above the pharmacy, and when asked, Koltiska confirmed it was the suspected point of entry.
This is the second pharmacy burglary in Sheridan in less than one year. Last August, a burglar entered Hospital Pharmacy West on Fifth Street and took roughly $11,000 worth of narcotics. No arrests have yet been made in connection with last summer’s heist, and this event shares some similar components, including using the ceiling as a point of entry.
“The point of entry is not a big secret,” Koltiska said. “It’s quite common across the country, and so even though there are similarities in the two cases, it’s unknown whether the two cases are related.”
Koltiska said police have several leads regarding last week’s incident, but emphasized that the investigation is ongoing.