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Police investigating purse-snatching, medicine theft at Athens pharmacies

CVS purse-snatching suspect (Source: Athens Police Department) CVS purse-snatching suspect (Source: Athens Police Department)
Eastside Pharmacy burglary suspect (Source: Athens Police Department) Eastside Pharmacy burglary suspect (Source: Athens Police Department)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Athens police are seeking tips on crimes committed at two pharmacies on Thursday.

Police say an elderly woman's purse was snatched in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy on Friday afternoon. The victim told officers she had left the pharmacy when a black male grabbed her purse. She was very u[set and had scratch marks from the encounter, according to police.

There was also a burglary at Eastside Pharmacy on US 72 East Thursday night. Police say a white male, approximtely 5 feet 10 inches, broke out the front glass with a hammer at about 9:45 p.m. He reportedly took several bottles of unknown medication.  

Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to call the Athens Police Department at 256-233-8700.

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