2 LA pharmacies burglarized by same suspects just minutes apart: LAPD

It's the latest trend in the smash-and-grab world targeting mom-and-pop pharmacies like this one - the Miracle Pharmacy here on Foothill Boulevard. 

It was hit at 3 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Exclusive surveillance video shows four suspects - three men and a woman - plus a getaway driver caught on camera breaking into the pharmacy.

You see them break the glass on the front door and then appear to use a battery-powered saw to take off the lock and metal bars. 

Then, they burst through a second door, appearing to be spooked by the sound of an alarm. 


They took off with a carton of Xanax, prescription medication used to treat anxiety, and that's not all they took. They also stole the owner's sense of security, and that can't be replaced. 

"We feel like we don't have no peace, like after the first time, this is the second time which it happened.. no peace, we're losing it," said Vardui Sarafyan, owner of Miracle Pharmacy. 

"I'm just checking the cameras until 2, 3 o'clock in the morning, but nothing happens, and then today, especially, I was checking until 2 a.m. already. I barely went to bed and then I got a call from ADT," said Hayk Sarafyan. 

Miracle Pharmacy isn't the only pharmacy to get hit in this area.

Just down the street, another family-owned pharmacy, Remedy Drugs, was also hit by the same suspects just ten minutes later. 

The owners told FOX 11 the burglars did get away with some prescription medicine. 

The suspects were last seen in a black Dodge Durango SUV that was reported stolen a few weeks ago. It was actually carjacked at gunpoint, authorities said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD at 1-877-LAPD-247.

City News Service contributed to this report.