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VIDEO: Burglars Steal Over $10K in Meds From Local Pharmacy

Suspects in theft of prescription drugs | Image by Fort Worth Police Department/Twitter
Suspects in theft of prescription drugs | Image by Fort Worth Police Department/Twitter

Fort Worth police are looking for four suspects who stole thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs.

The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) announced in a social media post that a pharmacy in the 2400 block of Forest Park Boulevard was burglarized shortly after 1 a.m. on May 7.

The authorities released surveillance footage from the heist in hopes of identifying the four suspects who ignored the money and went straight for the pharmaceuticals, taking over $10,000 worth of drugs with them.

In the video, one of the suspects can be seen using a sledgehammer to break through the front glass door. Then, the four individuals stormed in and went straight for the prescription medications, notably taking oxycodone, Xanax, and Adderall.

The pharmacy that was targeted — Forest Park Pharmacy — is owned and run by a husband-wife duo, Brad and Glenda Hart, who recently went viral on TikTok. They operate a “cost plus” system, meaning they do not accept insurance but rather charge what the medication costs them to acquire, plus $10.

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Speaking with NBC 5 DFW, Brad Hart explained how things were looking up for the business after one of its videos went viral — garnering 5 million views. However, the success apparently did not go unnoticed by local criminals.

“I saw a comment in one of our videos that said that there was somebody in your parking lot scoping the place out,” he said. “And I just ignored it at the time because nothing had happened. This was before the break-in.”

“We don’t have $10,000, so that’s going to take a while to build back up,” he added. “And … we’re going to have another $20,000 in security.”

Hart said that it would take extra hours to keep the business afloat.

“It’s going to be double shifts at all times and trying to stay on top of the business so we don’t fall too far behind,” he said, per NBC 5 DFW.

Anyone with information about the break-in is urged to contact Det. Dunn at 817-392-4178 or Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at 817-469-8477.

According to FWPD, the suspects include:

  • A black male, 6 feet 2 inches, 175 pounds, 18-25 years old, wearing a black Reebok hooded jacket, black ski mask, jeans, and armed with a sledgehammer.
  • A person of unknown sex and race, 6 feet, 160 pounds, 18-25 years old, wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask, black pants, black gloves, black Air Jordans, and armed with a crowbar.
  • A person of unknown sex and race, 5 feet 7 inches, 180 pounds, black jacket, black ski mask, black sweat pants, orange gloves, and armed with a crowbar.
  • A person of unknown sex and race, 6 feet, 190 pounds, black hoodie, black ski mask, gray gloves, white Nike tennis shoes, and armed with a sledgehammer.

The suspects were seen driving a dark-colored four-door Chevrolet and may have dropped a pharmacy container at the 2200 block of Mistletoe Avenue — roughly a mile from the crime scene.

Thieves have targeted businesses across the metroplex. In Dallas, property crime has dwarfed other categories, representing 22,372 of the 36,852 crimes committed as of May 12, according to the City’s crime analytics dashboard.

A total of 5,809 motor vehicle thefts, 2,614 larceny-theft offenses, and 2,068 burglaries have been logged.

Due to DPD having just around 3,000 uniformed officers, even though a City report previously recommended a force of roughly 4,000, certain areas of Dallas, such as the Central Business District, have become hot spots for criminal activity. Police response times are also not up to snuff, with Priority 1 calls, such as a robbery in progress, falling short of the department’s 8-minute-or-less goal. When a call involves a business, the average response time is 9.7 minutes, and 9.2 minutes when it involves a residence, according to City data.

In approving a $654-million budget for DPD this fiscal year, Dallas leaders have directed significantly less taxpayer money to police than their counterparts in other high-crime municipalities.

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