Sterling Heights, MI – Police in Michigan stopped the looting of a pharmacy by a group that smashed its way into the building early on Friday morning and then captured a member of the burglary crew as they fled (video below).
The incident occurred at about 3:20 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Ryan Health Pharmacy at 38800-block of Ryan Road in Sterling Heights, WDIV reported.
Police said a white Dodge Journey stopped behind the pharmacy and multiple people got out.
Officials said the crew smashed their way through the back door of the pharmacy and entered the business, WDIV reported.
Authorities said the first officer on the scene, Sterling Heights Police Sergeant Tony Roeske, pulled his patrol vehicle up to the bumper of the suspect’s vehicle to stop it from leaving.
Officials released bodycam of the incident that showed what happened when Sgt. Roeske arrived on the scene.
“I gonna block in the car,” Sgt. Roeske said in the video.
Bodycam showed additional officers responded to the scene and joined Sgt. Roeske as he called out to the criminals inside the pharmacy from the back door.
“Put your hands up right now,” an officer yelled in the video. “Show me your hands! Put your hands up!”
When the suspects realized police were on their way in the back door, they fled out the front of the pharmacy, the video showed.
“They’re running out front,” Sgt. Roeske told the dispatcher. “Alright, we’ve got a foot chase. Get a dog going. Multiple people running on foot. We’ve got one.”
Bodycam video showed one of the officers caught up with a fleeing suspect and stopped him.
Officials said that suspect was booked into jail and the other suspects are under investigation, WDIV reported.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: