Deputies: Crooks used blowtorch, sledgehammer in Walgreens burglary

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Shelby County Investigators are looking for the crooks who used a blowtorch and sledgehammer to break into a local Walgreens.

The store is located in the 8000 block of East Shelby Drive.

According to deputies, employees called 911 after a customer discovered a massive hole in the drive-thru pharmacy window.

"That glass is extremely thick and it appears they may have even used some kind of a blowtorch to get in through this window," said Earle Farrell with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. "Some of this glass looks kind of melted... They went through a lot of trouble to get in."

Once inside the crooks ransacked the pharmacy, taking an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.

Detectives said they have no idea what time the burglary actually happened. The drive-thru wasn't armed with an alarm and surveillance cameras were not pointed towards the window.

A Walgreens spokesperson told WREG the pharmacy counter inside the store is still open for business.