Two Hills RCMP investigate Break and Enters with theft from pharmacy

Stolen truck used in theft located in Saddle Lake

Two Hills RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance regarding two break and enters that have recently occurred.

On Aug. 18, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., police responded to a break and enter at a store in Andrew, Alberta. It is believed several suspects smashed the front window and entered the store. Once inside they proceeded to the Pharmacy area and stole approximately $50.000.00 worth of prescription medication.  None of the medication reported stolen were prescription narcotics. The suspects then fled the area in a dark truck.

The suspect truck was located abandoned the same day on the Saddle Lake First Nation and was previously reported stolen out of Andrew, Alberta. Some of the medication that was stolen was recovered.

On Sept. 6, 2017 between midnight and 8:00 a.m., another break and enter occurred at the same store. The suspects entered into the building by cutting a hole in the wall and proceeded to steal approximately $1400.00 worth of medication and an undisclosed amount of money and cheques.

The medications that were taken by the suspects during the second break and enter are considered dangerous if not prescribed by a physician and are listed as narcotics under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Some of the narcotics stolen include: Codeine, Fentanyl patches (13), Morphine (150 pills), Oxycodone (490 pills).

“The prescription medications that were stolen could cause serious harm to any person,” says Sergeant Michael Magee, NCO Two Hills RCMP Detachment, “We hope someone out there will have further information about these crimes due to the dangers the medications possess.”

Two Hills RCMP continue to investigate and are asking the public’s assistance. If you have information about this incident, please call the Two Hills RCMP at 780-657-2820 or call your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet, or by SMS (check your local Crime for instructions).