RNC Investigating Commercial Break and Entry-Public Advisory

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a commercial break and entry that occurred early yesterday morning at a pharmacy in St. John’s .

At approximately 6:20 am, the RNC received a report of an alarm at the pharmacy at Dominion on Blackmarsh Road. Unknown persons used a backhoe, stolen from the Elizabeth Avenue area, to force their way into the pharmacy causing damage to the business. The unknown persons fled the area on foot, taking with them a large quantity of medications including narcotics.

The RNC wishes to advise the public that prescription medication can be hazardous if not consumed appropriately.

The backhoe used in the break and entry was recovered at the scene. The persons responsible for this crime have not been identified at this time. One of the persons was wearing an orange safety-type jacket while another was wearing a red hoodie with the numbers “72” on the back in white.

The RNC is continuing their investigation into this break and entry and are asking any member of the public who has information in relation to this crime to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.