TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There's a good chance powerful drugs meant for animals are being sold on the streets.
Burglars hit a veterinary clinic on Speedway and made off with money and powerful narcotics used for surgery on animals.
The veterinarian says the burglars appeared to know just what they were looking for.
When someone wants to steal drugs, they are not always that picky about where the drugs come from. In this case they were dealing drugs meant for animals.
A veterinary clinic may have plenty of powerful drugs on hand because vets often do surgery as well as more routine treatment.
September 29th, burglars got into the Miller Pet Clinic on East Speedway.
Dr. Thomas Miller says, “When we've been broken into before people would come in here and there's drugs and stuff up here, people's come in and look at the drug cabinet, they'd leave the cabinet open, and knocj things around, take stuff like that. None of that was done."
He says instead, the burglars went straight to two heavy hidden safes. One in his office, the other in one of dozens of identical cabinets. They were bolted down but the burglars took them.
Dr. Miller pointed to one cabinet and said, "The safe was in here.”
KGUN9 reporter Craig Smith asked: “And the fact that they knew, without a lot of ripping through the whole place-what does that suggest to you?”
Dr Miller: “An inside job. Somebody had a key. Somebody got in. The locks showed no evidence of being picked or anything like that. So it was somebody who had a key, who knew the operation, somehow."
Dr. Miller says even though they have a list of people who had keys, someone could have made a copy.
He suspects two people caught on surveillance video near the clinic about 9:40 the night of the burglary. A white car that may be a Kia or Hyundai was spotted near enough to the clinic to have hauled the safes away.
Dr. Miller is offering a reward for a break in the case. If you can help call 911 or 88-Crime.