The suspects in the pharmacy burglary threw a brick through a glass window, the reached in the broken window and took prescriptions that had been filled and were stored near the window.
Police pursued the black Dodge Intrepid that had fled the pharmacy, but lost sight of the suspects on Central Avenue, according to the incident report. The Dodge was later found abandoned in the 500 block of Pryor Street.
In June, 2011, the Headland Drive Beauty Master store was one of at least eight metro Atlanta beauty supply stores hit by smash-and-grab burglars during a summer-long crime spree aimed at high-dollar hair extensions.
Meldoshia Winn, who came to Beauty Master later Wednesday morning to shop, said she wasn’t surprised that the store is a target for burglars.
“This is one of the largest hair supply stores that I’ve ever been in,” she said. “They have a lot of things in here.”
Dallas Dejesus has been a sales associate at Beauty Master for several months.
“It’s frustrating,” Dejesus said. “We work hard and it’s just annoying to have to come here and see stuff like this. I don’t understand why people just can’t get a job like we do and work for a living.”
Such crimes “make the customers uncomfortable,” she said. “This morning, someone came in and was like, ‘oh, I don’t feel safe shopping here.’”
Dejesus said that she was “glad the cops came as quick as they did because it could have been worse.”