Store surveillance video revealed a suspects jumping over the pharmacy counter to confront one of the workers. "He brandished a knife at the pharmacist, at which point the pharmacist got on the ground and the suspect proceeded through the pharmacy, the back area, collecting prescription pills," Burlingame Police Department Inspector Jeff Schoenstein said.
Burlingame police release video of man who jumped Walgreens pharmacy counter & stole 3200 Xanax & Hydrocodone pills pic.twitter.com/b3HSictW4R— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) March 30, 2016
The suspect took 3,200 prescription pills of Xanax and Hydrocodone.
They can be sold for about $15 each on the street.
Two other suspects in the store stood by to watch in case anyone was coming.
Police were able to arrest the two suspects while investigating a stolen car in Hayward, where they recovered some of the pills.