Drugs stolen in armed robbery at Grimsby pharmacy

North East Lincolnshire

15 Jan 2019

An investigation has been launched following an armed robbery at a Grimsby pharmacy.

We were called to the premises in Chelmsford Avenue at 5.30pm today, following reports two men – one of which was carrying a gun - had gone into the shop and demanded drugs and cash.

No one was injured in the incident but the staff have been left severely shaken.

The men are believed to have fled in the direction of Carnforth Crescent and officers are working to trace them.

Both were white, with British accents.

One was around 5ft 8in tall, of skinny build, with a grey scarf and black jacket. He also had what have been described as ‘piercing’ blue eyes.

The second wore a tan coloured jacket, was around 5ft 7in tall and slim. He carried a blue ‘bag for life’ style shopping bag and had dark coloured curly hair.

Detective Sergeant Ian Potter said: “Luckily incidents of this kind are very rare.

“We believe this to have been a targeted attack, with the aim of stealing controlled drugs and we do not believe the wider public is at risk.

“Our teams will remain in the area, both to continue the investigation and to provide reassurance to those living nearby. We are also providing crime prevention advice and support to other pharmacies in the area.

“We’re following up a number of lines of enquiry. However, if you know something that you believe could assist us, please get in touch.

“Finally, I want to urge anyone who is approached by anyone attempting to sell controlled drugs not to take them, as by doing so you could be putting yourself at risk.”

If you can help, please call our non-emergency 101 line or speak to your local officer.

If you’d rather remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.