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Thieves steal drugs from Connecticut warehouse

Posted in Misc Crime March 17th, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

Thieves broke into an Eli Lilly warehouse over the weekend in the town of Enfield, Connecticut and stole as much as $75 million in prescription drugs. This warehouse stored Eli Lilly & Co (LLY.N) prescription medicines such as Prozac, Cymbalta, Zyprexa and other medicines.

During a violent rainstorm, the thieves drilled a hole in the ceiling of the warehouse, disabled a burglar alarm in the building and carted away dozens of pallets. Police officials speculate the drugs could be headed for the black market and possibly overseas where the demand is great for medicines made in the U.S. Common sense says that this seems to be the real the reason for the burglary.

However, an Eli Lilly spokesperson said in a published report that the loss may not have a material financial impact for the company and has not disrupted supply of medicines to the east coast. Both Connecticut police and the FBI are investigating this burglary.

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