The Sheriff offices of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties have enlisted the aid of a non-profit anti-crime organization and are seeking public help in the investigation of recent break-ins or attempted break-ins at four pharmacies – the most recent, Tuesday morning.
Two of the incidents occcurred May 29, at The Corner Drug Store, Cattaraugus, and Johnson Pharmacy, Mayville. On Monday, there was an attempted break-in at the Village of Randolph pharmacy and Tuesday, the Sherman Pharmacy, Sherman.
An alarm that sounded scared off burglars who broke a glass window at The Corner Drug Store and nothing was stolen from that Village of Cattaraugus business. A small quantity of drugs was stolen in the Mayville case. The burglars never made it into the Randolph pharmacy and the alarm scared off the culprits, who fled empty-handed in the Sherman case.
The two agencies are using the “WeTip” program, a non-profit organization that takes anonymous tips from anywhere in the United States at 1-800-78-CRIME and offers up to $1,000 in reward, in the event a tip leads to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information about the four incidents can call the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office at (716) 753-4925 or Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office at (716) 938-2334.