Police Search For Getaway Driver In Cushing Pharmacy Burglary


Monday, April 18th 2016, 10:45 pm
By: News 9


After Baker Pharmacy in Cushing closed on Friday, police said an unfamiliar face walked up to their side door, wearing sunglasses and a jacket that said "police" on the back.

“That’s just throwing people off if they see somebody up there looking around the building after it’s closed, they don’t think anything about it because they see somebody wearing a police jacket,” Cushing police Chief Tully Folden said.

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Surveillance footage showed the suspect take off the door lock and leave. Investigators think he was just testing the alarm system to see if his handiwork would trip the trigger.

About 12 minutes later, he came back and with help.

Carrying a laundry basket, he rushed into the store with another person, while a woman waited in the car, security video showed.

Police said in less than 30 seconds, both men were back out, basket and bag-filled with $13,000 to 15,000 worth of drugs.

But pharmacy employees said they did not take narcotics but took antibiotics, Viagra and blood pressure medications instead.

“The back part of the pharmacy had a lot of pill bottles that had been strung all over the place,” Folden said.

Police arrived and cleared the scene after the burglary alarm sounded, but the suspects were already gone.

But investigators said they were picked up the next morning by Blackwell police for unrelated crimes.

In the meantime, investigators in Cushing are searching for the woman in the getaway car, later identified as 27-year-old Somer Speer, who could be in the Moore area.

While the two suspects are held in the Kay County jail, Folden said the Payne County District Attorney's office is working on charges for this case.