Video surveillance released of suspect who burglarized a Vista pharmacy

VISTA (CNS) – Sheriff's authorities today released surveillance video images in hopes that the public could help identify a man who burglarized a Vista pharmacy, getting away with more than 2,800 prescription pills and $500.

The burglary at Med-Rx Pharmacy at 1031 E. Vista Way happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 30, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The man entered the business through a hole he apparently had created in its roof. Once inside, he loaded a laundry-style bag with several different bottles of prescriptions, including Oxycontin, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, authorities said.

Five-hundred dollars cash from a locked cash box inside the business also was reported stolen.

Authorities described the suspect as a thin black or Hispanic man, in his mid-20s to mid-30s, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 8 and 135-155 pounds. Evidence found at the scene revealed his shoe size is 9 1/2, authorities said.

The surveillance video images showed he wore a black beanie, black long sleeved dress shirt with a design on the back, black jeans and gloves.

Anyone with information on the suspect was asked to contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Tipsters can choose to remain anonymous.

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