ORPD seeks info on drugstore bandits

After nearly 3 weeks since a Robbery, the Oak Ridge Police Department took to Facebook on Wednesday asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a drugstore break-in last month. The ORPD says it is investigating after two suspects broke into the Oak Ridge Pharmacy at 854 Main Street during the early-morning hours of March 23rd and stole both liquid and pill medications. Investigators say the suspects arrived on foot from the direction of Vermont Avenue, and fled on foot in the same direction.

One suspect is described as a young African-American male, wearing black Nike Air Force 1 sneakers and dark clothing The other is also described as a young African-American male, and was wearing dark clothing and white, black, blue, red, orange and yellow Nike Air Max 95 sneakers.

Suspect number two was also seen on store surveillance video carrying a royal blue Columbia brand backpack with red lettering on it.

If you have any information, investigators ask you to call 865-425-4399, or submit a crime tip through the Oak Ridge Police online form. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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