PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. — Police on Long Island are searching for three men who they say stole prescription painkillers from a pharmacy before leading officers on a high-speed chase.

WABC-TV reports the robbery happened Tuesday morning at the CVS pharmacy in Port Jefferson Station. Police say the three men tied up a store clerk while directing other employees to open up storage bins.

The suspects took prescription painkillers and cash before fleeing in a Mercedes Benz. Police say they pursued the suspects but had to stop when they reached dangerous speeds.

Investigators believe the robbery may be connected to a series of pharmacy heists throughout Long Island and Queens.

An investigation continues.

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