Thieves break into Glendale pharmacy

Thieves broke into a Glendale pharmacy early Monday for the second time in an attempt to steal prescription drugs, police said.

Officers discovered a shattered glass door about 5:18 a.m. at Adams Square Pharmacy in the 1100 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, and noticed a variety of scattered pill bottles and open drawers inside.

Thieves burglarized the same pharmacy in November 2011 and stole prescription painkillers, including Tylenol with codeine and Vicodin, police said.

Four pharmacies have also been burglarized in the past six weeks in Burbank.

“Unfortunately, pharmacy burglaries are prevalent with the fact that many people are addicted to opiates,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “When you get the need for the drug, you are willing to do anything."

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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