Toronto Police search for suspects in pharmacy robbery

Toronto Police are investigating the robbery of a pharmacy that resulted in the loss of potent medications.

Between 1 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Feb. 5, an unknown number of people entered a pharmacy in the Port Union Road and Lawrence Avenue East area, opened a drug cabinet and stole a large quantity of medications.

“It’s a big job for an addict. It’s hard to say if it was organized,” said Det. Antonio Forchione of 43 Division.

It is not known if the drugs were stolen for personal use or for profit.

The majority of the medications are powerful painkillers with a high street value, but none of the stolen drugs have been recovered.

Police are advising the public to be on the lookout for the stolen medication.

The drugs can pose serious health risks in children if consumed in large quantities.

There are currently no suspects or leads in the investigation.

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By: Caitlin Stojanovski / Toronto Observer
Posted: Feb 11 2010 11:01 pm
Filed under: News