ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – A Currituck man is facing multiple charges after police say he broke into an Elizabeth City pharmacy and took hundreds of pills.
According to the Elizabeth City Police Department, officers were notified about a burglar alarm at Todd’s Pharmacy North side at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers responded, and saw a man ‘walking suspiciously’ in the area, and stopped to investigate. Police said officers confronted the man, who had cuts on his arms and assorted pills in his pocket.
Additional officers went to Todd’s Pharmacy and found the drive-thru window broken out, as well as blood on the broken window.
Police said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Christopher Stuart of Currituck, was interviewed and found to be responsible for the break-in. Stuart was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods, and misdemeanor injury to real property after causing about $600 worth of damage to the drive-thru.
Police said Stuart was found with 730 pills, which he thought were pills taken to aid with narcotics withdrawals.
He was placed on a $10,500 bond.
According to police, this break-in comes less than three weeks after a robbery at a CVS on West Ehringhaus Street. A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly went into the CVS, jumped the counter and stole illegal narcotics.