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Belgrade man accused of stealing pills from pharmacy appears in court

By Lauren Maschmedt, KTVM Anchor, lmaschmedt@ktvm.com
Published On: Mar 26 2013 06:59:37 PM MDT
Nicholas Dawson
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A Belgrade man is facing multiple burglary charges after police say he burglarized a pharmacy three times, apparently crawling through the roof after hours to steal prescription pills.

According to court records, someone broke in to Lee and Dad's IGA in Belgrade two times in February and stole prescription drugs oxycodone and morphine.

Detectives set up a motion sensing camera, and say the suspect- 33-year old Nicholas Dawson- broke in again March 11th.

They say he climbed in through the ceiling tiles.

Police said they witnessed the break-in on camera, and tried to capture Dawson as he fled the store. 

He was able to escape, but officers were able to track down the registration on Dawson's car and get a search warrant for his home.

They said inside, they found evidence linking him to the break-ins.

In court Tuesday, the judge set bond at $150,000.