Spate of break-ins on the Sunshine Coast


Police are investigating a string of pharmacy break and enters on the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast detectives have released a number of images of a person that they hope may be able to assist with their inquiries into the offences.

Between July 16 and November 23 this year, a man forced entry to several pharmacies during the small hours of the morning and stole drugs.

They believe that he may have forced entry into at least seven other pharmacies during this time.

The latest break-in occurred at an Ocean Drive pharmacy at Twin Waters at around 2.21am on November 23.

Owner Ben told the AJP that the pharmacy has a monitored alarm system, “so I got a call at 2.20 in the morning to say that there was an alarm going off.

“We were able to see through the camera system that there was someone in the store, so I called the police and headed straight over.”

The man was in and out within about two minutes, he said, and was unrecognisable as he had his face completely covered.

He took tramadol and diazepam – “it was about $85 worth of stock that he stole”.

The store was left littered with broken glass, but there was no other damage.

“He seemed to know what he was looking for and knew exactly where to go,” Ben said.

“It’s certainly knocked our confidence a little bit. Unfortunately when you’re dealing with the type of product that we do, it’s to be expected that people are going to do the wrong thing to try and get them.

“But I’m pretty impressed with the speed of response from the police in following up on the matter.”

The man is described as being Caucasian, and can be seen wearing a black hoodie and gloves with his face covered with a balaclava, stocking or shirt.

He was last seen driving what is believed to be a white Nissan Pulsar sedan.

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