Back-to-back armed pharmacy robberies in Halton Hills prompt police investigations

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Published December 24, 2023 at 12:46 pm

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In a single day, two different pharmacies in Halton Hills fell victim to an alleged robbery, where the suspects made off with narcotics.

On Friday (Dec. 22) Halton Regional Police say the first robbery took at a Pharmasave location on Main Street North in Acton.

Three men masked with surgical masks entered the pharmacy around 4:30 p.m., demanding narcotics without brandishing or mentioning a weapon. Following the robbery, the suspects fled the scene in a black Honda sedan, police say.

Investigators have described the suspects as follows:

Suspect #1– is described as being 5-foot-6 tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hoodie sweater with a blue mask.

Suspect #2 – is described a as being 5-foot-4 in height with a thin build. He was wearing a black hoodie sweater with a blue surgical mask and was carrying a backpack.

Suspect #3– there is no current description available.

Those with dash cam footage of the pharmacy area between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., are requested to reach out to Halton police.

The second robbery took place hours later at Young’s Pharmacy on Main Street South in Georgetown.

According to investigators, three men —one armed with a handgun— entered the establishment shortly before 7 p.m., demanding narcotics and cash.

Following the robbery, the suspects sped away  in a stolen white Honda CRV, which later crashed in a single-vehicle incident on Maple Avenue, authorities say.

Abandoning the vehicle, the suspects fled on foot in the Armstrong Boulevard area.

Although the police recovered the vehicle, a replica handgun, a sum of cash, and narcotics are believed to be connected to the robbery.

Investigators have described the suspects as follows:

Suspect #1– is described as being 5-foot-8 in height with a thin build and brown complexion. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect #2 – is described as being 5-foot-8 in height with a thin build and brown complexion. He was wearing all black clothing with a mask.

Suspect #3– there is no current description available.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have dashcam footage of the robbery, image of the suspects or vehicle, to contact investigators.

Halton Police believe these two instances are not connected.

The number of individuals present inside the pharmacies during the robbery and whether anyone sustained injuries remains unknown.

Police have not disclosed the quantity of narcotics the suspects allegedly made off with.

Surveillance images of all six suspects involved in these two separate instances are currently unavailable.

Individuals with information can contact investigators at at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

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