La Habra police seek men who robbed drugs from Imperial Highway pharmacy


La Habra Police are looking for two men who stole prescription drugs from a grocery store pharmacy at the corner of Imperial Highway and Beach Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

14-3225 Vons Store Entrance

After the pair walked into the Vons at 2101 W. Imperial Highway, one man jumped over a counter and told the pharmacist “not to look at them, not to do anything and they would not get hurt.”

The man then placed multiple bottles of Codeine-type medicine in a bag as his accomplice stood by in the open waiting area of the pharmacy.

He then jumped back over the counter and the pair exited through emergency doors and got into a car in the store parking lot with another man driving. Witnesses reported the car, described as an older, white, four-door Mazda or Toyota, drove westbound on Imperial Highway.

Both robbers were described as white males. One was described as thin, six feet tall with dark “frizzy” hair and a ponytail. He was also wearing a dark blue baseball cap, dark blue or black T-shirt and dark “skinny” jeans. The other man was described as five feet eight inches tall, 180-200 pounds and also in his 20s. He had dark brown, messy collar length hair and he was wearing a dark gray T-shirt and “baggy” blue jeans.

The driver, was possibly a male white or Hispanic, but there was no further description.

Det. C. Hentcy, who is investigating the incident, had some tips for members of the public who encounter this type of crime.

“Remain safe and be the best witness you can be,” he said. “Provide the police with the best information possible.”

Anyone who thinks they may have information regarding this case should contact Det. Hentcy at 562-383-4329.