A 20-year-old man has been arrested following a robbery at a pharmacy on Ardoyne Road in north Belfast this afternoon (Monday, December 3).
A quantity of prescription drugs was stolen in the incident which occurred just after noon.
It’s prompted police to issue a warning about the dangers of purchasing prescription medication.
Detective Inspector Michael McDonnell is appealing to anyone with information to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 485 03/12/18.
“I would urge the public to be vigilant and to ensure that they do not put their health at risk by purchasing medication from an illicit source. If you are offered prescription medication for sale please contact the police immediately,” he said.
“People should only take medicines in consultation with their healthcare professionals who have access to patient health records, who are qualified to assess their medical needs and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine,” he added.
Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.