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Thieves Steal Hundreds Of Painkillers From Bethany Pharmacy

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Pharmacy staff found the glass front window and front door shattered into pieces. Pharmacy staff found the glass front window and front door shattered into pieces.
BETHANY, Oklahoma -

Smash-and-grab thieves took off with hundreds of painkillers.

It's the second time, recently, Don's Pharmacy has been burglarized. The most recent incident happened sometime between 1 p.m. on Saturday and the start of business on Monday.

Pharmacy staff found the glass front window and front door shattered into pieces.

"A lot is gone," said Lisa Pittman, a technician at Don's Pharmacy who's worked there for 30 years, and knew immediately the brazen burglars were after hydrocodone. "It's probably being sold and abused."

Pittman and the staff immediately began taking narcotic inventory.

"That's a nightmare trying to figure out what all has been taken," Pittman said.

It's unclear the exact number of pills stolen off store shelves, but they were completely out of hydrocodone on Monday. So, pharmacies try to hide the highly addictive prescription drugs inside the stores.

"It's not kept in alphabetical order or anything like that otherwise they would just be able to walk in and go right to it," Pittman said.

Pittman said in this case, it appears the burglars knew exactly where the items were stored.

The pharmacy had working surveillance cameras. Bethany Police hope it will help them identify the suspects and get the prescription drugs off of the streets.

If you have any information about this case, call Bethany Police at (405)-789-2323.

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