The Halton Regional Police Service is investigating two pharmacy robberies in Oakville.
On February 7th at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Bronte Pharmacy located at 78 Jones Street was robbed of an undisclosed quantity of Oxycontin drugs by a lone male. The suspect is described as male, white, 5'10", in his 30s. He was wearing a construction vest at the time of the robbery.
On February 6th at approximately 4:55 p.m., a lone male entered the “Pharma Plus” pharmacy in Bronte Village Mall located at 2441 Lakeshore Road West. The male suspect robbed the store of an undisclosed quantity of Oxycontin drugs. The suspect is described as male, white, 5'10", in his 40's with an unshaved appearance. The suspect was wearing prescription glasses and had brown eyes.
In both robberies, a weapon was not seen.
Although both robberies are in close proximity to each other, it cannot be confirmed at this time that the same person is responsible for both.
Oxycontin is a highly addictive prescription painkiller that is also traded illegally on the street by street-drug users. The high demand for this drug and the high street value has resulted in an increase in pharmacy robberies and break and enters across the GTA.
Police wish to remind the public that abuse of this drug can be fatal, and anyone finding medication of any kind should turn it over to authorities for proper disposal.
Anyone with information regarding the two recent robberies is asked to call the Halton Regional Police Service at 905-825-4747 ext. 2215 (Detective Sergeant Anthony Odoardi).
Anyone with information on this or any other crime can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com
or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (CRIMES).