Kan. Sheriff: Break Seen In Pharmacy Burglaries

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

JETMORE, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities investigating a string of burglaries at pharmacies in southwestern Kansas and northwest Oklahoma say they may have a break in the case.

KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/N8DBXi ) the Hodgeman County sheriff's department arrested four people this week following reports of suspicious activity near a pharmacy in Jetmore, about 20 miles north of Dodge City.

Officials said the suspects are from the Dodge City area, and are in their mid-20s to early 30s. Two were arrested after a traffic stop and another while running from the scene. The fourth suspect was arrested when he tried to contact the others after they were taken into custody.

Investigators believe the thieves are responsible for at least 19 burglaries since January in which painkillers were stolen from pharmacies and sold on the street.

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