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Three pharmacy break-and-enters involving large rocks or pieces of concrete could be linked, say police

Police are investigating possible links between three break-and-enters at pharmacies in Logan and the Gold Coast during the early hours of Thursday morning.

“Around 2.40am a large rock or piece of concrete was thrown through the front glass window of a pharmacy at Waldron Street in Yarrabilba to gain entry,” say Queensland Police in a statement.

“Two males have entered the business and placed a number of items in a bag they were carrying before exiting through the damaged window smashed glass window.

“Then at 3.50am a chemist on Maudsland Road at Oxenford and one on Egeersdorf Road at Ormeau half an hour later both had a similar object thrown through a window in an attempt to try and gain entry.

“In both incidents the windows were smashed and items were stolen which included medication and prescription drugs.”

The police say investigations are ongoing.

Meanwhile in Victoria, Caulfield police are hoping to identify a man over the theft of medication from an Elsternwick shop earlier this month.

Police have been told a man entered a pharmacy on Glen Huntly Road about 3pm Tuesday 12 May.

The man told a shop assistant that he required medication for his daughter.

“The man has been handed the medication and then casually walked around the shop browsing at various items before running out the front door,” say police.

“The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged between 25 to 30-years-old, 180cm tall, medium build with tattoos on his left wrist and lower left leg.”

Police have released an image of a man they believe can assist with their enquiries.

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