FRANKLIN PARK (KDKA) — A man was taken into custody in connection with a break-in at a local Walgreens, but police are still searching for a female accomplice.
Police spent a couple of hours looking for two people after a Walgreens in McCandless was broken into around 2:30 a.m. Prescription drugs were the target in the heist.
“They monitor their stores by video at night. They called and said there’s someone inside our store,” McCandless Police Lt. Don O’Connor said.
In the darkness, officers and K-9s were called out from multiple agencies, searching through a wooded area in Franklin Park. Police believe that a man possibly connected to the burglary bailed out of a car and a female driver kept going.
The car possibly involved was found just minutes after the initial early morning search was called off.
“They found a person inside another abandoned vehicle alongside the road in close proximity to that,” Lt. O’Connor said. “The Franklin Park police officer believed the person driving the vehicle was a woman. Since the car was found abandoned with nobody inside of it and one person was found in close proximity, believe may have been connected to the car, they began a search for a woman and they did not find her.”
A state police helicopter aided the second search, circling over Rochester and Wexford Bayne Roads.
“I heard the helicopter, so I was looking for him. And I just looked out my window and I could see this corner down here,” one man said. “He just told me that they caught one suspect and there was a girl on the loose.”
The woman was not found and police towed the vehicle from the parking lot.
Franklin Park will be filing some charges against the suspect now in custody, while police in McCandless continue their investigation into the burglary.
They’re hoping to get some surveillance video to help in that case.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.