“I’ve got guys out right now in pursuit of the investigation,” Eckerdt said Wednesday morning.
There is a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of those responsible, police said.
The drug store’s alarm system and officers already in the area on another call led to a rapid response after the 4:20 a.m. front door break in, Eckerdt said.
“We had guys on scene in seconds,” he said. No one was seen fleeing the building.
It was just a week ago, around 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 27, that a rock was thrown through Powell Drug’s back door. No one entered the building in that instance, Eckerdt said.
Powell as a whole has seen an uptick in property crime in recent weeks, including several broken vehicle windows and a couple instances of items stolen from vehicles.
Eckerdt said the warmer weather has more people out and about. He asked folks to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior.
“The community is our eyes and ears out there so before they write something off to not be anything important ... call it in and let us check things out,” Eckerdt said.