Police ask public’s help identifying 3 suspects in alleged pharmacy burglary in Washington City

Surveillance footage shows three suspects allegedly entering Stucki Family Pharmacy early Wednesday morning, Washington City, Utah, Aug. 17, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Ed Kantor, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Police are requesting the public’s help Friday in identifying three alleged theft suspects believed to be responsible for breaking into a pharmacy in Washington City earlier this week.

Washington City Police officers are looking for information that may help identify the three individuals captured in surveillance footage shown in photos in this report.

At 2:45 a.m. officers were dispatched to Stucki Family Pharmacy on West Telegraph Street in Washington City after an alarm was activated inside of the store, Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said.

Surveillance footage shows three suspects allegedly entering Stucki Family Pharmacy early Wednesday morning, Washington City, Utah, Aug. 17, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Ed Kantor, St. George News

Once on scene, officers found that the front entrance door to the business was damaged and appeared to have been forced open, and once inside officers were able to determine that a burglary had occurred, Kantor said.

The store was equipped with video surveillance, Kantor said, and as police viewed the footage, they observed three suspects enter the store where the trio split up and began removing what appeared to be prescription drugs and other property from the pharmacy.

All three men were dark skinned and appeared to have some type of dark material or covering over their faces.

The first man is listed as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 260 to 300 pounds, wearing black pants, a black hoodie with a large “Punisher” skull that covered the front of the garment, white and black shoes and carrying a crowbar.

The second man is listed as 5 feet 8 inches tall, slender build, weighing approximately 170 pounds wearing a grey hoodie, black “skinny” style pants, white boxer underwear, white shoes and orange gloves.

The third suspect is listed as 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, weighing 200 pounds wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black and white shoes, gray boxer shorts, orange gloves and was seen in the footage carrying a crowbar with yellow ends.

Authorities are seeking information regarding this incident and have asked for the public’s help. Anyone who may recognize the three individuals, their clothing or have information about these suspects or crime is asked to call the Washington City Police Department at 435-627-4300 or the department’s detective unit at 435-986-1515.

“This is an ongoing investigation and other relevant information may be released as it becomes available,” Kantor said.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • Caveat_Emptor August 18, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Memo to SFP owners: If you really want to catch the bad guys next time, you need to make a modest investment in better video surveillance equipment. Your insurance company should be pushing you to get 21st century gear…….
    If business owners in general were concerned at loss prevention, then they would spring for better gear. It is dramatically less expensive than ever.
    No offense, but the descriptions given could match a thousand potential Washington County residents….

  • comments August 19, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Were they after those sweet little mormon candies called oxycontins?

    • jigsywinnietippy12 August 19, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Comments, you must have a miserable life waking up every day being such a hater. I’m sure you really enjoy it though. You never have anything good to say, such a shame.

      • comments August 20, 2017 at 11:25 am

        And the big bad wolf rear his vicious fangs. You LDS’ers are too funny.

        • jigsywinnietippy12 August 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

          Comments – I am not an ‘LDS’er’. Never assume anything. By the way, there are many very good LDS people, although you would never be able to comprehend that fact. You are not funny, but you seem to think you are.

          • comments August 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

            lol ur so angry. life is short bro, lighten up 😉

  • youcandoit August 19, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I agree I rent and I bought a HD -DVR surveillance system on Amazon 4 cameras plus the hardware for 130.00.

  • comments August 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

    No thanks, our VHS from the early 1990s works just fine.

  • Rob83 August 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Let’s hope they stole diet pills…bunch of fatties! Cowards..

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