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West Fargo pharmacy burglarized for second time in a week

WEST FARGO - Police say a burglar apparently used beer bottles to break a drive-up window and gain access to a pharmacy here early today - the second burglary at the store in less than a week.

An alarm company reported the burglary about 4:30 a.m. at Frontier Pharmacy at 3306 Sheyenne St., in the Eagle Run development, West Fargo Detective Greg Warren said.

No money was taken, but the pharmacy's owner believes narcotics were stolen and was taking inventory to confirm it, Warren said.

The mode of entry was the same as when the pharmacy was burglarized about 5 a.m. Saturday, Warren said. A small amount of cash and some liquor was stolen from the Liquor Lodge in the same strip mall early Saturday, police said.

"We're under the assumption that the same people may be involved," Warren said.

Large beer bottles were found on the ground outside the smashed drive-up window today, he said.

Police have no evidence to suggest that more than one person was involved in the pharmacy burglaries, he said.

The burglar apparently used a hammer to smash open the pharmacy's cash register during Saturday's burglary, but a brand-new register wasn't damaged during today's burglary, Warren said.

The pharmacy doesn't have video surveillance, and police have no leads or witnesses, Warren said. A bloodhound search was unsuccessful.