Crime roundup

Two men have been charged after three separate incidents in which pharmacies were robbed

Upper Coomera, Queensland: Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy over two break-and-enters at the same Upper Coomera pharmacy this week.

In the early hours of September 15 and 16 the glass front doors of a Brygon Drive chemist were allegedly smashed to gain entry and a quantity of prescription drugs were stolen.

A piece of wood was allegedly used on one occasion and a brick on the other to gain entry.

Police investigations led them to execute a search warrant on an Upper Coomera house where the teenager was located.

A 17-year-old from the suburb has been charged with two counts of enter premises and one count of possess utensil.


Griffith, NSW: A man has been charged after allegedly robbing a pharmacy in the state’s south west.

Just before 9am on Tuesday 15 September 2020, police were called to a pharmacy in Griffith, following reports of an armed robbery.

“A man allegedly entered the store and produced a firearm, before ordering staff to the ground and stealing a large quantity of prescription medication,” they said.

“Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District attended and commenced inquiries.”

A short time later, police arrested a 22-year-old man on Noorebar Avenue, Griffith.

He was taken to Griffith Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Police will allege the man was involved in a second armed robbery at the same premises on Tuesday 23 June 2020.

The Goolgowi man was refused bail.

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