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Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Published Online: Friday, June 10, 2016


A burglar was able to access a CVS pharmacy with minimal effort. He simply walked in while the pharmacy was still open and stayed in hiding until the staff closed up shop.

Stoughton police detective Sgt. Robert Welch told The Enterprise that the man went inside the Massachusetts CVS at 11:26 PM on June 5, 2016, just a few minutes before the pharmacy closed. Then, he hid inside the pharmacy while the staff left.

At 7 AM the next morning, an employee spotted a man running out of the pharmacy.

The staff members didn’t notice anything missing until 3 PM that day, but they determined that candy, Red Bull, and razor blades were some of the items unaccounted for in the pharmacy, The Enterprise reported.

The police were called, and officers examined surveillance footage. They came to the conclusion that the man slept in the store, though his hiding spot was out of view of the cameras.

The video did show the thief leaving quickly after the staff member opened the doors on June 6, 2016.

Police haven’t caught the suspect yet, and they said they’re not sure if the motive was a robbery or some other reason. The Enterprise pointed out that the man may have just needed a place to sleep.

This incident might encourage pharmacy staff to do a comprehensive walk-through of their stores before locking the doors and leaving.