Elk River drug store, pharmacy targeted by burglars, police say

Elk River Police are investigating two possible attempted burglaries from Sunday, August 4.

Police were called first to Riverway Clinic, 500 block of 3rd Street, and later to Kemper Drug, 300 block of Jackson Avenue.

They were summoned shortly before 11 p.m. to the clinic by an alarm detecting broken glass and motion, according to Elk River Police Capt. Bob Kluntz.

Upon arrival, it appeared that entry was made into the clinic through window near the front entrance doors and the suspect or suspects also tried to enter the pharmacy through itsĀ  door and window but did not gain entry, Kluntz said.

Sherburne County K-9 assisted police with a search of the building, but no one was located. Photographs were taken of the scene, and police dusted for fingerprints. A clinic representative arrived and secured the building. The total loss for the window has been estimated at $250.

Shortly after 11 p.m. police were called to Kemper Drug. There, it appeared someone damaged the door in an attempt to enter the store.

Officers responding to that alarm observed glass on the ground at the rear door to the business, Kluntz said.

Upon closer investigation it was determined only the outer pane of glass was broken and entry was not made into the business. An investigator responded to the scene and collected one piece of evidence for possible prints. Unknown damage amount at this time. Police believe the two calls are related, but they do not have any suspects at this time, Kluntz said.

An unknown person or persons broken the lower left photo in this photo frame in an effort to get the pharmacy inside the clinic in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Elk River.

An unknown person or persons broken the lower left photo in this photo frame in an effort to get the pharmacy inside the clinic in the 500 block of 3rd Street in Elk River.

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