June 16, 2019

Thieves’ attempt to rob Turner pharmacy foiled

TURNER – An attempted burglary was bungled this week when would-be thieves tried to break into a pharmacy that hasn’t opened yet, police said.

Maine State Police Trooper Steven Green said somebody broke into the DFD Russell Medical Center-Turner on Route 4 early Tuesday morning. He said investigators believe the suspects were searching for prescription drugs from the clinic’s pharmacy.

But the would-be thieves were foiled because the pharmacy has yet to open. Green said they may have been misled by a sign outside the building that announces the future site of a pharmacy.

“They thought they were going to hit the jackpot,” Green said. “But when they got to where they thought the pharmacy would be, there was nothing there.”

Green said the suspects also misjudged the building’s alarm system.

They pulled apart an electrical meter outside the building, apparently thinking they had turned off the alarm. But the alarm began screeching when they entered.

There have been no arrests in the case.

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