Geelong pharmacy raided for cash, medicines


robber with handgun

Police are investigating a raid on a pharmacy in Geelong over the weekend, in which a thief escaped with money and medicines.

The Geelong Advertiser reports that the thief left behind a baseball bat and screwdriver when breaking into Leopold’s Peak Pharmacy in the small hours of Saturday morning.

Peak Pharmacies partner Greg Porte told the Advertiser that the thief knocked in a front door to gain access to the Dorothy St pharmacy.

The pharmacy has been targeted previously.

“We’re disappointed with the continued happenings but we’re not alone there,” Porte told the Advertiser.

“Unfortunately, it seems to be a bit of what’s going on in Geelong, probably with ice addiction and the desperation knows no end.”

On June 9, Geelong Crime Investigation Unit detectives appealed for public assistance following another pharmacy incident: an armed robbery at a Bell Park pharmacy.

In that incident, two men forced their way into the business armed with knives, the Advertiser reported.

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