On January 7, 2015 our second store on 3250 E Olive Ste #B experienced another night time burglary. Our operations will resume as normal but may be delayed while our repair crews continue with their work. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to be back to our normal workflow within the next 24 hours.
Fresno’s DEA office has sent out a warning to all Fresno County pharmacies that there has been an increase in pharmacy and medical office burglaries recently. As of now, we know of 3 other pharmacies hit within the past week.
This appears to be the same group or affiliated with them from a few months ago. They cut a hole through the top. Even though we installed double deadbolts on each door (no switch for deadbolt on inside anymore), but they found a way around it. Literally by smashing out the whole door knob & deadbolt and pulling it out somehow. The process took <5mins and police arrived in ~10minutes.
If your store has been experiencing “false alarms”, please be aware they might be probing your business. As we experienced multiple “probe alarms” in the past 3 months. They are most likely testing out police response times and alarm delays.
We have full confidence in Fresno PD in catching these repeat criminals. All video and camera footage have been forwarded to Fresno PD. Our concerns remain with the judicial system’s inability to effectively punish these criminals.