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Money and medication taken during pharmacy burglary

COVINGTON, Ga. – Investigators with the Covington Police Department are looking for the person who broke into a Tate Street pharmacy and stole cash and medication.

According to a police report, officers responded to the Citizens Express Pharmacy shortly before 9:30 Wednesday morning on a report of an unsecured door and noticed both the front and rear doors open.

After clearing the building, officers noticed the cash register missing from the front counter and coins and papers scattered on the floor behind the counter. The security gate that blocked the rear door had been ripped from the wall and a large safe in the back of the store had been moved but not broken into.

According to the report, the complainant told officers she had closed the store around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Police reviewed security footage that showed a black male wearing gloves and a mask force entry into the store at 11:10 p.m.

The male reportedly can be seen on video ripping the security gate from the wall at the back door. He is also seen pushing a small safe from the back of the store and out the front door. At 12:40 a.m., the male can be seen taking the cash register from the counter and walking out the front door.

According to the report, the complainant told police there was an unknown amount of cash inside the safe, along with medication.