Mammoth Police investigate burglary of Vons Pharmacy

Vons Mammoth 2NEWS RELEASE – MLPD

On Sunday night at approximately 11:15 pm, Mammoth Lakes Police Officers were dispatched to the Vons Pharmacy in Mammoth Lakes for a report of a burglary in progress.

Upon arrival, a Vons employee told officers that she was contacted by a customer who was a witness to the crime.  The customer saw someone attempting to break into the pharmacy, and then climb onto the roof.  Upon arrival, MLPD officers searched the rooftop but did not locate any suspects.

The officers then made entry into the building after discovering an open exterior window.  During a search of the business, officers discovered that an unknown suspect forced entry into the interior of the pharmacy.  Officers also discovered that the suspect attempted to force open the cash register.  Although it is clear that a quantity of prescription medication was stolen, the full loss will not be known until a complete inventory is completed.

After reviewing the surveillance video, officers obtained the following description of the suspect.  A person of unknown gender wearing a dark hooded jacket or sweatshirt with the hood pulled over the suspect’s head and a red scarf or bandana covering their face, ‘skinny jeans’, light colored gloves and grey tennis shoes.  The suspect was about 5’08” and appeared to have a thin build.  The suspect was seen on the surveillance video carrying a large amount of medication out of the pharmacy.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and speak with Detective Doug Hornbeck or Sergeant Marc Moscowitz.

 

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Tom O.
Tom O.
8 years ago

and cigarettes

MajorTom
MajorTom
8 years ago
Reply to  Tom O.

And caffeine. Lots and lots and lots of caffeine.

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago

yeah, Dingo, that’s right….the only reason a person is thin or can wear skinny jeans is if they are a drug addict….sheesh, some people make really stupid assumptions. The question I have is what was the Mammoth Police’s response time? Was this a time with limited officers on duty? Sunday… Read more »

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

Does this pharmacy not have an alarm? And the drugs are not secured in a locked, hardened area? Some ninja cat burglar wearing skinny jeans snuck in an open window? You can’t make this stuff up. Glad Von’s spent the $4 mil wisely on the remodel. Good job Von’s!

Dingo
Dingo
8 years ago

“skinny jeans”…”thin build” because he/she eats prescription drugs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Something is wrong in our society when prescription drugs are as available like they are, or as quoted from a police officer “passed out like candy”. How much of our tax dollars are being spent purchasing and… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive!
The Aggressive Progressive!
8 years ago
Reply to  Dingo

You pointed out a hypocrisy that runs rampant in our daily society, the hypocrisy of how people will look down on those with problem’s with illegal drugs, convict and prosecute, but then you have legal dangerous drugs in abundance that are pushed upon us like they are safer and should… Read more »

The Aggressive Progressive!
The Aggressive Progressive!
8 years ago

I wish I could get more rebuttals rather a thumbs down, but I guess this is what I get when I play in the sand box and continue to throw dirt in peoples eyes…. The main point I am trying to make is combating those people in the name of… Read more »

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

You aren’t getting any rebuttals because your comments are LAME. Drug addiction is a myth you say? You have no idea of what you are talking about. You clearly have zero education on how the brain works and or how different drugs effect various parts of the brain in different… Read more »