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Surveillance video shows thieves taking thousands in cosmetics, drugs

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - There are still a lot of unanswered questions about a series of high-dollar thefts at a local pharmacy.

Tyler Police say two people have been committing multiple drug store thefts for more than year, but authorities still don't know who they are or what they are doing with the merchandise.

The couple seems to hit up the same pharmacy chain at about the same time each year and some of those thefts have been caught on camera.

According to police, a hispanic male and a hispanic female targeted two Tyler CVS stores in October of 2012. Then, this past August and September, they struck again. In total, they've walked away with nearly $10,000 in stolen medication and cosmetics.

Surveillance video shows the pair moving fast and keeping a look out for each other when customers or store employees walk by. As far as police know, each time they've hit up the store, they walked out of the door with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. The thieves are also spotted with the same black bag each time.

Surveillance photos from the thefts in August and September of this year show the man and woman again with their black bag in tow.

According to police, in 2012 the pair stole 69 boxes of Mucinex... an estimated value of $1,600 dollars. Police say they also walked out with $900 of assorted cosmetics. In their next trip, Tyler Police say they stole more than $4,000 in Revlon products. When they hit up CVS a couple of months ago, police say they only went for over the counter medications like Prilosec, Prevacid, Mucinex, Claritin and Delsym. Tyler Police say they don't know what the thieves might be doing with all of the stolen products, but a local pharmacist suggested they might be stealing from one location and then trying to return the products for store credit at another store in a different city.

We're told it's unlikely they're trying to sell the items, but what's really going on is still anyone's guess.
Police say they don't know if the pair are local, but if you recognize them, authorities could use your help.
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