16 Jan 2022

Arrest made over aggravated robbery of Oamaru pharmacy

4:50 pm on 16 January 2022

Police have arrested a man over the aggravated robbery and burglary of a pharmacy in Oamaru two days ago.

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The 34-year-old man has been charged over the incident at Unichem Pharmacy on Thames Highway at the Oamaru North End.

He will appear in the Timaru District Court tomorrow.

Police want to thank the public for their support in solving such a serious crime.

They said they would still like to hear from any members of the public who saw the offender in or around the pharmacy, at about 5.30pm last Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 105 and quote file number 220114/4938.

Police said their thoughts were also with the staff who have been traumatised by the robbery.