Brantford police investigate armed pharmacy robbery

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Police are searching for a man who was armed when he robbed a pharmacy in Brantford.

On Thursday at approximately 5:45 p.m., Brantford Police Service responded to a 911 call regarding a pharmacy robbery in the area of Colborne Street and Dalhousie Street.

Wearing a mask, a male entered the pharmacy and hid behind the pharmacy counter. The suspect was armed with what appeared to be a pellet rifle and demanded fentanyl and hydromorphone from staff. Staff complied and the suspect obtained an unknown amount of hydromorphone tablets and several fentanyl patches.

After a brief confrontation between the suspect and a customer, the suspect fled on a bicycle. The customer and pharmacy staff were unharmed.
A K9 unit attended the scene to assist with the investigation.
The suspect is described as a caucasian male, approximately 5’8”, average build, wearing a black jacket, black hoodie, blue jeans a green baseball hat and carrying a red backpack with white stripes and silver straps. He was seen in surveillance video riding a red or maroon mountain bike to flee the scene.

The Brantford Police Service major crime unit is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information or who may have surveillance video in the area are asked to contact police at 519-756-7050, Detective Chad Francis at 519-756-0113, ext 2272 or Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted to Crime Stoppers.

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