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Police look for woman for stealing medications from Walgreen’s

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Police issued an arrest warrant this week for a woman suspected of stealing nearly $4,000 worth of medications from local pharmacies.

Donna Koss-Burris, 41, of 1420 Cypress Ave. in Hanover Park, is wanted for theft and retail theft stemming from an incident Aug. 25 at the Walgreen's at 2501 Waukegan Road in Bannockburn, Pioneer Press is reporting.

According to Bannockburn police, Koss-Burris' 18-year-old son walked into the Walgreen's and told a clerk he had purchased the wrong kind of Allegra for his uncle. He attempted to get a refund, but the employees recognized him from a company email that listed him as a suspect in several Walgreen's thefts the day before.

The responding Bannockburn officers reported the man showed his receipt, from a Walgreen's in Lake Bluff, and had no answers when asked why he had driven to Bannockburn, why he was seeking a refund and what kind of medication his uncle needed.

Police also talked to Koss-Burris' sister, who was sitting in a car in the parking lot, but Koss-Burris had already left. They obtained the sister's permission to search the trunk, and found a three-by-two-foot green duffle bag.

"I opened the duffle bag, and found numerous boxes of over-the-counter medication, some exactly what (Koss-Burris' son) had just purchased today in Lake Bluff," the officer wrote in the police report.

The report listed the drugs' value at $3,913. Koss-Burris' son and sister both denied the bag was theirs, the report states.

"No, it's Bubba's," she responded before explaining that Bubba is a nickname for her nephew.

The officers also searched the inside of the car and found Koss-Burris' wallet, which contained $1,924.

Police released Koss-Burris' sister and son, but warned them that the Lake County State's Attorney's office may press charges.

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