Drug store bandits wanted for four robberies, including consecutive crimes in Ajax, Pickering and Oshawa in 20 minutes

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Published December 13, 2022 at 10:22 am

Durham Regional Police are trying to solve four separate drug store robberies that happened last week in Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering.

The first robbery occurred Friday, December 9 at approximately 6 p.m., prompting officers to responded to Devons Pharmacy on Wilson Rd. S. in Oshawa. Three suspects entered the store, police say, stole narcotics and fled to an awaiting vehicle.

The next day at approximately 1:00 p.m., police were called to the Harwood Medical Centre on Harwood Ave. S. in Ajax. Again, it was three suspects who stole drugs before fleeing in a vehicle.

Just six minutes later the gang got brazen and allegedly robbed a third store, this time the Guardian Pharmacy on Bayly Street in Pickering. This time they assaulted a store employee before stealing product and fleeing the store.

Less than 15 minutes later the trio had made it 23 kilometres east back to Oshawa in time to rob the Eastview IDA Pharmacy on King St. E. Once again it was three suspects who entered the store, assaulted one of the employees, stole narcotics and fled to their lead-footed getaway driver.

Police say no one was physically injured during these robberies.

The three suspects are all described as male, Black, wearing dark clothing.

Investigators believe that these four robberies may be connected.

Anyone with any new information about these robberies, including dash cam footage in the areas at the times of the incidents, is asked to contact the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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