Appeal for information after Barnsley pharmacy burglary

Date published: 03 September 2021 13:51
Dated: 03 September 2021 14:41:32

Officers in Barnsley are appealing for information following a burglary at a pharmacy this morning.

At about 4.40am today (Friday 3 September) it is reported that the shutters were ripped off of the front of a pharmacy on King Street in Hoyland. A window was smashed and entry gained to the premises. An as-yet unknown quantity of medication was taken from behind the counter. Checks are being carried out by the staff to determine exactly what types of medication were taken.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Tina Wilson of Barnsley CID said: "This is a targeted incident that has affected a local business both financially and emotionally.

“We are now working to recover the medication stolen and return it to the pharmacy as medication handled by anyone other than the intended recipient can cause harm.

“If you have any information, saw or heard anything that might help or are offered medication to buy from somebody else, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information which could assist with our enquiries is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 129 of 3 September.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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