$100K worth of pills stolen from Union City pharmacy

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — A high-dollar heist at a local pharmacy has police asking for help. Officers say Kizer Pharmacy in Union City was hit by three thieves Sunday morning. At street value, at least $100,000 worth of prescription pills are now on the streets. Police said the thieves knew what they were doing. “That’s the indication we have at this time,” Union City Lt. Andy Gibson said. “It’s not just somebody came off the street to break in — they were very organized.” Gibson said the three men were in and out with the pills in less than 90 seconds. Officials said the drugs stolen were hydrocodone and oxycodone and said they believe the suspects plan to sell them. Surveillance images show the three masked men inside the pharmacy with a storage bin they used to collect about 200 bottles of pills. A Kizer customer said he hates what happened this weekend. “I think it’s sad because the government makes ways for you to get medicine, they make ways for you to get facilities where you don’t have to do that crime,” Billy Ray McClain said. Gibson said they do not have any indication the suspects are from Obion County and said they are looking at surveillance video from at least 15 different cameras. “Including the pharmacy video and we’re this time reviewing all that video, which may take quite some time,” Gibson said. Gibson said the men were last seen driving in a dark colored car on Reelfoot Avenue. Union City police ask anyone with information about this break-in to call Obion County Crime Stoppers at (731) 855-TIPS. Gibson said once arrested, the suspects will face counts of burglary and theft of drugs.

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