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Lawton Pharmacy Robber Still Unknown

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LAWTON Okla_ Police are looking for a man who stole thousands of prescription pills from a Lawton pharmacy.

Back on Dec. 22, a man broke into a window at Anderson's Pharmacy on Cache Road around 3:30AM. Surveillance video shows the man getting out of a silver SUV that they believe also picked him up.

Police say approximately 7,400 prescription pills were taken, with the majority being hydrocodone. Pharmacy Owner Shawn Anderson said a small amount of cough syrup was also taken. He said this is a crime that doesn't just affect his business, but the community as a whole.

"I was just sick to my stomach," Anderson said. "It's just a terrible feeling."

Anderson recounts the moments he realized his business had been compromised.

"I saw the glass broken, and I had just guessed or hoped that maybe some kids shot a beebee gun or threw a baseball through the window," Anderson said.

His worst nightmare was realized when he saw the aftermath of the break-in.

"They cut the phones and the power lines just to give themselves more time before the police would arrive," Anderson said. "What they took significant amounts of was the hydrocodone."

Even though the burglar cut the power off in order to grab the goods undetected, the alarm continued to blare, causing the culprit to scramble outside of this window and break a bottle of cough syrup. He then left a syrup trail all the way to Crosby Park Apartments where he got in the car and took off. Now, police along with Anderson are hoping the public can help solve the case of the missing meds.

"There's a lot of medication, a lot of pain pills that are on the street now," Anderson said. "We just don't want them to get in the wrong hands like kids. It's just a bad situation. I don't like the fact that somebody broke into my business. As a community as a whole, we want to catch these guys, because this could be a problem."

Anderson went on to say that overdosing on this type of medication could even be fatal. He said it's imperative that if you or anybody has information on this man or if you recognize the car, to call Lawton Crimestoppers at 580-355-4636 as soon as possible.

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