Police in Girard, Ohio are currently investigating a burglary that resulted in the theft of 96 prescribed oxycodone pills and $3,000 in cash. The incident occurred at a residence on the 900 block of North Avenue last Wednesday around 1 p.m.
According to reports, the homeowner captured footage of the suspected thief using a hammer and screwdriver to break a window and gain access to the property. The homeowner is currently in the process of providing a copy of the video to the police to aid in their investigation.
In addition to the cash and prescription pills, several pieces of gold jewelry were also stolen from the residence. The victim is reported to have recognized the individual captured on camera, although they were unfamiliar with his full last name.
While the investigation is ongoing, the police have yet to provide any updates or leads. The theft of prescription pills is a serious concern, as they can contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic plaguing communities across the country.
Prescription drug theft is a growing issue, with many individuals seeking to profit from the illegal sale of prescription medications. It is crucial for law enforcement agencies to diligently investigate these crimes and bring those responsible to justice in order to protect the health and safety of the community.
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