On Tuesday night at 11 p.m., two masked men forced the rear door of the Stillwell Mega Wash and successfully broke into the laundromat. The two perps then created a hole in the wall of the laundromat and, removing what appears to be a piece of machinery on the other side, were able to gain entry into the Marlboro Drug Co. next door.
Once inside the pharmacy, they stole 12 prescription pill bottles containing about 700 pills, the police estimate. Pills in tow, they then reentered the laundromat, lighting their way through the darkened shops with flashlights. Again in the laundromat, they took a laptop, $200 in cash, and $700 in change before fleeing to parts unknown.
Police describe the men as black men respectively wearing a hooded sweater with a picture of King Tut on the back and a two tone colored bubble coat.
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