Pharmacies targeted in Castlegar break-and-enters

— image credit: RCMP

Betsy Kline

Castlegar News


Two Castlegar Pharmacies were victims of break and enter robberies early Good Friday morning.

While awaiting updated official information, it can be reported that the alarm at Shoppers Simply, 1983 Columbia Avenue, went off at 5:30 a.m. The pharmacy manager was notified of the break-in and was preparing to head to the store when she received a second call informing her to wait as the RCMP needed to respond to a second alarm.  That alarm went off at 5:49 a.m. and was from the Pharmasave, 1128 3rd St.  Access was gained at both stores by breaking the glass doors.

Filled prescriptions awaiting pick-up and syringes were taken from Shoppers Simply.

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