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Pontiac — A $1,000 reward is offering for the arrest of four people who recently broke into a Pontiac pharmacy for highly addictive opioid drugs.

The group, who were all dressed in hooded jackets, masks and wearing gloves, acted methodically once inside the Baldwin Family Medical Center in the 1000 block of Baldwin Road about 5 a.m. Tuesday. Oakland County sheriff's deputies responded to interior and exterior alarms but found no one inside the building.

The center’s door and that of the Pine Knob Pharmacy had been forced open, according to investigators.

A store surveillance camera filmed the group entering with a large bag and crowbar and quickly looting drawers of drugs before fleeing.

An inventory revealed large quantities missing of oxycodone, promethazine with codeine, morphine and Xanax.

“Similarities and methods used in the robbery suggests it may be part of a larger network which has schooled thieves on procedures to remain unidentified and get in and out quickly,” said Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe.

Law enforcement nationwide are battling opioid drug thefts and overdoses, which have skyrocketed because of the abuse of powerful prescription painkillers

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will remain anonymous.

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