Several pharmacies in northeast Iowa were burglarized this weekend. It started with Manchester Police investigating a burglary at Widner Drug, which happened around 4:30 Sunday morning.
Police Chief Bruce Trapp says officers and Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a burglary alarm and arrived at Widner’s to find the front door broken into. The suspects had already fled the scene.
They had taken an undisclosed amount of pills containing pseudophedrine, which is commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Police say two other pharmacies in Strawberry Point and Oelwein were also burglarized Sunday morning. Police are analyzing evidence and continuing to investigate.
Trapp is asking the public for their help in finding the burglars. If you saw anyone or any vehicles in the Widner Drug store area around 4:30 Sunday morning, or if you saw a vehicle headed westbound on old Highway 20 between Manchester and the Buchanan County line near Highway 187 around the same time, contact Manchester Police.
By Janelle Tucker, KMCH Manchester