Another West Ashley pharmacy burglarized

Another West Ashley pharmacy was burglarized Wednesday morning.

Charleston police were sent to Herold’s Pharmacy at 2057 Charlie Hall Blvd. about 8 a.m., according to the incident report. An employee told police she arrived about 7:45 a.m. and found the front door ajar and the interior lights off. She stepped inside and found mud, merchandise and prescription medications on the floor, so she stepped back out and called police.

Police noted that the locking mechanism of the door was still engaged and there appeared to be pry marks near the lock. More mud prints were found on the countertop and in the pharmaceutical area, and a medicine cabinet behind the counter had been forced open.

The employee told officers that a lot of medications with street value, such as muscle relaxants and pain medication, were still there, while a lot of antibiotics and pregnancy medication were missing. Three registers, two laptops and a metal safe under the back counter were not disturbed, according to the report.

Shutting off the power caused the store’s alarm not to sound, but the surveillance cameras were operated by batteries and would be reviewed.

Investigators had not determined any link between this burglary and another West Ashley pharmacy burglary earlier in the week, police spokesman Charles Francis said. Somebody pried open the drive-through window of the CVS at 2566 Ashley River Road about 3 a.m. Monday and took an undetermined amount of prescription medication, according to the incident report.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.