Burglars break into pharmacy, escape through roof, police say

HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is searching for a group of alleged burglars who are accused of breaking into a pharmacy early Thursday, authorities said.

According to police, the owners of the pharmacy called 911 around 3:40 a.m. after watching the burglary unfold on their surveillance cameras. Officers arrived in the 9500 block of Richmond Avenue to find that the suspected burglars entered the building and then left via the roof.

Investigators missed the group by mere minutes. However, police said they got away empty-hand; possibly due to the pharmacy not carrying narcotics.

The inside of the store was severely damaged, and bottles of codeine syrup were found by the escape route, officers said.