Sitka police say they have identified the suspect in the Harry Race Pharmacy burglary, which occurred earlier this month.
Lt. Lance Ewers says the department followed up on numerous leads to locate the man they believe broke into the store late at night on Nov. 18 and stole a box of insulin syringes.
“Our two detectives have put in dozens of hours in putting together this case with the help of our community,” he said.
He says no charges have been filed yet. The suspect broke the glass on the back door of the pharmacy to get in and subsequently cut his arm. Ewers says police are waiting on the state crime lab to see if blood from the scene matches the DNA of the suspect.
“I suspect that we’ll be seeing formal charges being pressed in a couple of weeks,” he said.
Police asked for the public’s help in trying to find the suspect. The department released a short video clip of the man, clad in dark clothes and a ski mask, walking through the pharmacy.
Police believe that the burglary is drug-related. Ultra-fine syringes are commonly used to inject controlled substances such as heroin.