Gunmen caught stealing thousands of dollars' worth of prescription drugs



ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Police are hoping surveillance video that shows accused thieves stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of prescription drugs will lead to arrests.

The video shows the alleged gunmen stuffing duffel bags full of prescription drugs. Once their bags were full, they started taking liners out of the trash cans to steal even more, police said.

"I had to calm myself down and just asked the Lord to keep me," said an employee, who asked Channel 2 Action News to withhold her identity.

She was working around midnight on Jan. 20 at the Omnicare off Sigman Road in Conyers when two masked men entered the back of the 24-hour prescription drug distribution center and robbed the place at gunpoint.

“All he did was give me a bag and I had to dump the medicine in,” she said of one of the men.

Her two co-workers were being held by the other robber.

“There was another guy that had the gun on them," she said.

She said the men were calm, knew where to go, and knew exactly what to do and what to ask for.

She thinks they had some sort of inside connection. The GBI has now joined Conyers investigators and the reward money has jumped to $7,000. Police said they are releasing additional surveillance video because they need to get the men off the streets.

“(The robbers) are probably more advanced than just your street drug dealer," said Conyers Police Officer Kim Lucas.

Before the men left, they made sure the three employees couldn't run for help.

“They unhooked the phones and then they duct taped all of us by our hands and ankles," the woman said.

She hasn’t returned to Omnicare since the robbery.

“Getting robbed at gunpoint is something I’d never wish on anybody; not even my worst enemy," she said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 404-577-5477.

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