Crime roundup

Compound bow pointed in pharmacy robbery; common assault on pharmacist; more break-ins

Maryborough, Queensland: A man did not like what a pharmacist said to him, so assaulted him

The Courier-Mail reports that a man has been sentenced to 14 days in prison after he assaulted a pharmacist, and for stealing offences.

A man fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court after he used taxis but evaded $61.40 in fares, then was caught trespassing in an unoccupied building during a time when he was homeless.

The man had also been to a pharmacy, where he “hadn’t liked what the chemist… told him,” the Courier-Mail reported. The man then assaulted the pharmacist by pushing him.

His lawyer said he had been working with his doctor to establish a mental health plan.

These charges, for which he was sentenced to 14 days in prison and given an $800 fine as well as being told to pay the taxi fares, were incurred while the man was on probation for other offences, including stealing and common assault.


Cannonvale, Queensland: A man allegedly pointed a compound bow inside a pharmacy after a person who was with him stole fragrances there.

The Toowoomba Chronicle reports that a 25-year-old woman went to a pharmacy at the Cannonvale Centro Shopping Centre and allegedly stole several bottles of fragrance.

When she was caught doing so, she left the business and went to the centre’s car park, where she met a 34-year-old man waiting for her in a car.

According to police the two then went back into the store where the man allegedly threatened an employee and held up what a police spokesperson called a “compound bow”. He then allegedly pointed it at several people.

Bystanders grabbed him and held him until police could attend the scene.

The pair were charged with armed robbery.


Nerang, Queensland: Another pharmacy has been broken into and robbed on the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

This is the latest in a series of such pharmacy raids around the Gold Coast of late.

In this instance, the pharmacy was accessed by breaking front doors. According to a Queensland Police spokesperson, “a number of food items” were then taken.


Blair Athol, South Australia: Adelaide Now reports a break-in at a pharmacy at Blair Athol in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

At around 12.15am, police attended the pharmacy after shattered glass had been reported to them.

They reportedly found a mallet nearby.

Police were unable to locate the suspect.

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