Burglar hits Portland pharmacy, hides inside during cleanup

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Pharmacy.com successful SE Portland breached into precise aboriginal Sunday

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Posted: Jan 17, 2022 / 08:43 PM PST / Updated: Jan 17, 2022 / 10:11 PM PST

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — About 10 years ago, Jasmine Nguyen and her hubby opened a pharmacy adjacent Southeast 82nd and Powell. Over the years their business, Pharmacy.com, was repeatedly breached into and damaged.

They enactment up wrought robust bars and plentifulness of information cameras. But that didn’t halt idiosyncratic from breaking successful again — and it didn’t hole them for what happened astir 5 a.m. Sunday.

At that time, a thief broke successful and acceptable disconnected the information alarms. Nguyen and her hubby rushed to unafraid their store and recovered grounds of idiosyncratic filling a bin to effort and bargain medicine drugs.

But portion they were cleaning up the mess, they had nary thought the thief was inactive hiding wrong their store.

  • Surveillance video captures a burglar moments earlier breaking into the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)
  • On the left, remnants from a 5 a.m. break-in, and connected the right, aboriginal demolition arsenic the burglar near the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)
  • An out-of-place ceiling tile wrong the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)
  • Prescription medicine containers strewn connected the level wrong the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)
  • Broken solid extracurricular the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)

Nguyen said her hubby “did not adjacent spot him. He was connected the close manus broadside of the bathroom, and my hubby was connected the near manus side. What would person happened if helium saw him? We don’t adjacent know.”

They lone realized the burglar was wrong later, aft they boarded up their gathering and left. Within the hour. the information strategy went disconnected again.

The 2nd clip they rushed to the store they recovered different support breached — which idiosyncratic utilized to ascent retired and near a messiness of medicine connected the ground. They spotted harm from idiosyncratic climbing up the doorway frames, and a ceiling tile was near retired of place.

On the left, remnants from a 5 a.m. break-in, and connected the right, aboriginal demolition arsenic the burglar near the Pharmacy.com determination successful SE Portland, January 16, 2022 (Courtesy to KOIN)

And each of their surveillance cameras had been unplugged. There was adjacent much breached solid connected the crushed outside.

This was the past straw, Nguyen said. She’s moving the pharmacy to different portion of town.

“Here is simply a bully determination but the country astir present is not bully anymore,” she told KOIN 6 News. “We person much stateless radical astir present and tons of radical coming successful and stealing.”

It’s different stroke for the Nguyens. They also ain Hillsboro Pharmacy that was severely damaged in a 4-alarm blaze astatine the Weil’s Arcade gathering connected January 2.

But she’s bittersweet to permission this place, the archetypal pharmacy she opened a decennary ago.

The Pharmacy.com determination astatine SE 82nd and Powell successful Portland, January 17, 2022 (KOIN)

Anyone with accusation is asked to interaction Portland police.

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