Three men smashed the front-plate glass door of a Cambridge Avenue pharmacy early Wednesday morning, broke into the building and made off with dozens of bottles of prescription drugs, Palo Alto police said.
The burglary was the second to occur at Maximart Pharmacy in the past two months. On April 16, burglars allegedly broke into the pharmacy in the middle of the night and made off with prescription drugs. Palo Alto police have not made any arrests in either case and are investigating whether the two are linked.
The Wednesday incident occurred at about 3:35 a.m., according to surveillance photos, which show three men in hoods rummaging through the small pharmacy at 240 Cambridge Ave. At least one of them is also wearing a ski-mask. Police believe the men used an unidentified object to break the front-plate glass door of the pharmacy and then entered through the broken door and stole the drugs.
Police said they first learned about the burglary when a man on the 200 block of Cambridge called 911 at about 3:45 a.m. and said he saw three men running out of the closed business. The man also reported that the front door appeared to be broken, police said.
Officers responded with a police dog but could not find the burglars, according to a statement from the police department. Witnesses reported seeing the suspects running toward Park Boulevard. The three suspects were described as young males with small to medium build.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.