Police investigating three pharmacy robberies in Ajax, Oshawa and Whitby


Published February 17, 2022 at 10:40 am

Durham Regional Police are investigating three pharmacy robberies in Ajax, Oshawa and Whitby, which all took place Wednesday night.

In the first incident, three men entered the Devon Pharmacy on Oshawa’s Wilson Street North at 6:50 p.m. February 17. The trio jumped the counter and stole narcotics before fleeing the scene in a getaway car. No one was harmed physically in this robbery.

Police believe the same three men then went to the Whitby Walk/In Medical Clinic on Brock Street ten minutes later at 7 p.m, again making off with narcotic drugs. No employees were physically harmed in this robbery either.

Minutes later, the trio went to the IDA Guardian Pharmacy on Church Street North in Ajax. This time they assaulted an employee, before stealing more narcotics. The three suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV.

The employee was taken to hospital to treat injuries to their head and face.

The three suspects are all described as men wearing masks. Their getaway car is a dark SUV.

Investigators are asking anyone with dashcam or security footage of the areas to submit it to police.

Anyone with information can call the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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