Group offering reward in Bean Station, Newport pharmacy burglari

Group offering reward in Bean Station, Newport pharmacy burglaries

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The first incident happened at Rite Aid, 1255 Highway 11 West in Bean Station, on June 10. (Source: Crime Stoppers) The first incident happened at Rite Aid, 1255 Highway 11 West in Bean Station, on June 10. (Source: Crime Stoppers)
The second happened at Jabo's Pharmacy, 602 E. Broadway in Newport on June 11. Someone came in through a bathroom wall, knocking over the toilet. (source: Crime Stoppers) The second happened at Jabo's Pharmacy, 602 E. Broadway in Newport on June 11. Someone came in through a bathroom wall, knocking over the toilet. (source: Crime Stoppers)

BEAN STATION (WATE) - A reward of up to $2,500 is now being offered for the suspect or suspects responsible for two pharmacy burglaries earlier this month in Bean Station and Newport.

The first incident happened at Rite Aid, 1255 Highway 11 West in Bean Station, on June 10. Police say someone came in through the rear of the building and took an unknown amount of medication.

The second happened at Jabo's Pharmacy, 602 E. Broadway in Newport on June 11. Someone came in through a bathroom wall, knocking over the toilet.

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The Bean Station Police Department, Newport Police Department and Crime Stoppers are teaming up to offer the reward, donated by RxPATROL, a collaborative effort between industry, pharmacists and law enforcement to collect and disseminate information on pharmacy thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (888) 4RxTIPS or (888-479-8477).

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