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Police: 2 linked to pharmacy burglaries in Abilene, across state

Marcus Hargrove Jr.

ABILENE, Texas - A string of pharmacy burglaries across Texas, including one in Abilene, are being linked to two Houston area men.

Marcus Hargrove Jr. and Kirkston Smith, both 24, are accused of robbing at least five Texas pharmacies.

According to a search warrant obtained by KTXS, National Central Pharmacy in the 3400 block of South 14 th Street was robbed in December – and Abilene police believe these men are responsible.

"Review of video evidence revealed two black males in hooded sweatshirts shattered windows while committing the burglary," the search warrant says.

In addition to Taylor County, Hargrove and Smith are accused of pharmacy burglaries in Harris, Tarrant, Sutton and Ector counties.

Meanwhile, Hargrove and Smith were among seven Texas men accused in 2013 of being involved in a $1 million prescription-drug theft and trafficking ring in Florida.

All seven arrested in Florida during 2013 were from the Houston area.

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