Garcia Pharmacy was robbed just before 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and most of the pharmacy’s medications were stolen, damaged or contaminated. Surveillance footage shows someone throwing an object and smashing the pharmacy’s window, with people then running inside to steal.
The pharmacy’s owner, James Wong, is telling some of his clients that their medication is not available due to the looting. He is also worried that these missing drugs could lead to even more damage.
“We’ve been helping the community for so long and it’s a slap in the face to go through this experience,” Wong told KTVU.
The thieves wore masks and filled their backpacks with prescription pill bottles. Wong told KTVU that they stole hundreds of patients’ medications, among them drugs to treat diabetes, epilepsy and blood pressure. He also told the television station that the looters came back a few times before driving off once he started sharing their license plate combinations to police.
“This is the first time I ever felt scared in San Jose,” said Wong. “I’ve been born and raised here. It was just a weird experience to go through.”
Wong added that he doesn’t know “if they opened some of the bottles and switched medications. We don’t know if they spit in them.”
He adds that he’s had to destroy most of his inventory. Even though the looters did not steal opioids or morphine, they took anti-psychotic medication.
“It’s really dangerous when medications get out to the general public,” Wong told KTVU. “They are not used correctly especially when there’s not supervision.”
He estimates $50,000 worth of drugs was stolen, with hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage done from the break-in.
“I have to say something,” Wong said. “This is getting completely out of hand now.”
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DOOCY: "Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "Yes we are." pic.twitter.com/V5XKhgcmAJ
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