Crime roundup

Porsche-driving offenders use a trolley to smash their way into two Gold Coast pharmacies

Police are investigating two break-and-enters at pharmacies at the northern end of the Gold Coast.

The incidents took place around 4am on Monday morning, when a stolen black Porsche SUV with a distinctive Queensland registration – “NMACK” – was driven up to the first pharmacy.

Three males then got out of the car and used a trolley to smash in the glass front doors of the stores.

According to police they then “ransacked the pharmaceutical shelves” and left, getting back into the Porsche.

At around 4.15am, the same vehicle arrived at another pharmacy, and again, offenders used a trolley to smash its glass front doors.

“A group of males entered the store and stole drugs before leaving the scene in the Porsche,” says Queensland Police.

“Police investigations reveal the black Porsche was stolen from a residence at Runaway Bay overnight.

“Anyone who may have seen the black Porsche in the area around the time of the break ins is urged to contact police.”

Meanwhile in NSW, police are investigating the stabbing of a man outside a pharmacy at Swansea.

According to the Newcastle Herald, a crime scene was established where the incident was alleged to have occurred.

And in Shepparton, a woman has been sentenced after stealing from several local businesses, including Chemist Warehouses.

The Shepparton News reports that Susan Margaret Doolan fronted Shepparton Magistrate’s Court facing multiple theft charges.

These included the theft of $79 worth of perfume in three bottles from Chemist Warehouse at Shepparton, after she was caught on CCTV.

She also stole six items – mostly perfume – worth $343.95 from the Chemist Warehouse at Kialla.

In another incident, Ms Doolan went with a co-accused to the Echuca Priceline, and made a small purchase to distract staff while her friend stole a $49 fragrance.

Ms Doolan was handed a 12-month community corrections order, with 75 hours of community work; and she will be expected to pay compensation to the businesses.

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