Alleged thieves smash their way into pharmacy


man kicking his way into pharmacy through hole in glass front door

Police have released video of a man robbing a Queensland pharmacy after a concrete brick was thrown through its door

In the video, two men approach the Southport pharmacy before the first throws a large concrete besser type brick through the front glass sliding door.

The second man then kicks at the shattered glass until he is able to crawl through the hole, and enters the pharmacy.

He runs towards the dispensary, attempting unsuccessfully to cover his face.

Police say that the man stole a “large quantity” of prescription medications from the pharmacy, worth more than $1200.

He left the pharmacy the same way he entered.

Anyone who recognises the man or has any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Meanwhile in Victoria, police have arrested a second man in connection with an alleged armed robbery in which a security guard was bound by the wrists and a staff member slashed in the hand.

The two men had allegedly entered the pharmacy brandishing machetes before threatening the guard and two staff members.

Moonee Ponds Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested one man, but his alleged accomplice eluded them at the time.

Detectives charged a 19-year-old Flemington man with armed robbery and recklessly cause injury on 16 August.

A second man, an 18-year-old from North Melbourne, has been charged with armed robbery, false imprisonment and theft.

Readers who are distressed can contact the Pharmacists’ Support Service on 1300 244 910.

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