Man charged after break-in of 2 Walgreens in Montgomery County

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man has been charged with breaking into two Walgreens on the same night within an hour of each other Wednesday.

Officers responded to separate alarm calls at the Walgreens between 2:15 am and 3:15 am. The first alarm was on Fort Campbell Blvd and the other was on Tiny Town Road.

The businesses were broken into in a similar fashion and three men were involved in the break-in, according to police.

Police said the suspects entered the stores through the drive through window and an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs taken,

A light-colored SUV was seen leaving the scene. The vehicle was spotted on Ashland City Road shortly after the second break-in and police attempted to stop but the SUV but it fled from the scene.

After the vehicle fled from officers, it was located again in the parking lot of a Crossland Avenue apartment complex.

A man, identified as Jermaine Phillips, was found lying down inside of the car and clothing inside matched the suspect’s clothing from the video.

As officers approached the vehicle, they reportedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Phillips extensive criminal history includes burglaries, possession of a handgun, evading police and various other charges, according to police.

Phillips was booked into the Montgomery County jail and charged with two counts of burglary. His bond was set at $185,000.

Anyone with more information is asked to call 931-645-8477.