UPDATE: RNC seek public assistance in armed robbery investigation

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The RNC is requesting the assistance of the general public in identifying the persons responsible for an armed robbery at Villa Nova Pharmacy on Conception Bay South (C.B.S.), on the C.B.S. Highway about 8:40 p.m. Thursday.

Male suspects entered the store and demanded drugs before fleeing the scene. The males were brandishing what is believed to be firearms.

There were no injuries sustained during the commission of the offence.

Investigating officers have determined that several hundred prescription narcotics were stolen. The RNC is concerned about the quantity and types of prescription drugs stolen and consider their potential availability on the street to be a public safety concern.

RNC officers from Patrol Services, K9, Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Services responded to the incident.

One male suspect is described as approximately 5’11”ft and 170 pounds. At the time of the incident he was wearing black jogging pants, a black hoodie with the word “ECKO” written in white on the hood. He was also wearing beige gloves and black sneakers.

The second male is described as approximately 5’8”ft and 170 pounds. At the time of the incident he was wearing dark clothes and yellow gloves.

Both individuals had their faces concealed by something white.

The males fled towards the rear of the building.

The RNC General Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate this armed robbery and is seeking the assistance of the general public. Anyone with information that would assist in identifying the persons responsible or anyone that may have any information in relation to this crime is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com.


Previous story:

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating an armed robbery around 8:50 p.m. Thursday at a pharmacy in Conception Bay South.

Members of Criminal investigation division, forensic Identification and K-9 unit responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

There were no injuries. If any member of the public has any information that may assist police in this investigation they are asked to contact the RNC or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: CrimeStoppers

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