Guthrie Center Drug Store Robbed for 2nd time in 2 Months


July 18th, 2011 by admin

Dowd Healthmart Drug in Guthrie Center has been broken into for the second time in two months.

Police say the most recent break-in occurred last Tuesday when a burglar tossed a brick through the front door of Dowd setting off the alarm. Police responded to the alarm immediately but the thief had already escaped. The burglar had managed to steal prescription medications before fleeing the scene. No cash or other merchandise was reported missing, and the building sustained no additional damage.

Surveillance video from the break-in shows a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt over a yellow ball cap. On top of the sweatshirt is a checkered or plaid shirt. He was also wearing gloves. Store owner Jim Vandevanter says additional security cameras had just been installed the night before.

The robbery was nearly identical to the one that occurred on May 26th when prescription drugs were stolen after the store’s front door was broken. As the case with last Tuesday’s robbery, no cash was taken and no other property was damaged.

Anyone with information about the burglaries should call the Guthrie Center Police Department at (641) 747-2214.