BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is working with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to try and identify two burglary suspects.
The thieves broke into several businesses, including two local pharmacies and a convenience store, and stole money and prescription drugs. Police say that at least two of the burglaries happened Thursday morning.
One burglary happened around 2:30 a.m. at Brent's Pharmacy on the North Acadian Thruway. Police say that the suspects entered the business after breaking the front door. Once inside, the suspects took an undisclosed amount of pharmaceuticals.
"It was just heartbreaking," said pharmacy owner Brent Landry.
He said the break-in will not bring him down.
"What I'm doing it's more important and it's not going to stop me," said Landry.
Officials say the thieves then broke into the Circle K on Nicholson Drive around 4:30 a.m., but were unable to take any products before being confronted by a store employee.
BRPD Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely said detectives believe the criminals are also involved in other burglaries around the parish.
"They're just forcing their way into businesses after hours, and while they're in there, they're ransacking it," said Mckneely.
Police were able to get pictures of the suspects from surveillance footage. There is also a photo of the black compact vehicle that the suspects are believed to be using.
The two suspects are black men. One suspect has dreadlock hair and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white gloves. The second thief was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and white gloves.
Anyone with information on the suspects' identities or the vehicle is asked to call the Burglary Division at 389-3824 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.