Man Sought In CVS Theft Wanted Elsewhere

Surveillance video taken of a man who reportedly stole prescription medication Monday night from CVS Pharmacy in Falconer. Submitted photo

A man accused of stealing medication from several pharmacies — including from the CVS Pharmacy in Falconer on Monday night — is believed to be involved in a similar incident in Horseheads, N.Y.

According the Elmira Star Gazette, police in Horseheads were looking for a man who went into a Rite Aid around 10 a.m. Tuesday and grabbed a small amount of “liquid controlled substance.” As was the case elsewhere, the suspect jumped over the pharmacy counter in order to grab the medication.

The theft forced nearby schools to go into lockout Tuesday, the Star Gazette reported. The suspect in the Horseheads theft is described as a black male, 6-foot 3-inches tall, with a thin build and facial hair. He was wearing a blue hoodie, bluejeans, a blue baseball hat with an American flag on the front, white t-shirt and black sneakers.

The theft comes hours after police responded to CVS Pharmacy in Falconer after a man jumped the counter and took an unknown amount of prescription medication. That incident came after authorities in Corry, Pa., reported that a man stole cough syrup with codeine from another CVS before fleeing on foot.

In both thefts, the man was described as a tall, thin black man with facial hair and braided hair pulled back from his face.

The Erie Times News reported Wednesday that Corry police believe the man involved in Tuesday’s theft in Horseheads is the same person in their case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ellicott Police Department at 665-7083 or 483-TIPS (8477).