Thief broke into pharmacy to steal medication and money

Investigating officers are urging the public not to buy any prescribed drugs offered on the street.

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A thief forced their way into a West Lothian pharmacy and stole prescribed medication and cash.

Investigating officers are urging others not to buy any medication offered on the street and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The break-in happened within Main Street in Deans, Livingston, at around 3.45am on Tuesday.

Detective constable Tony Gilhooley, of West Lothian CID, said: “Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and I would urge anyone who has information or who may live in the area and heard or saw anything suspicious to contact police immediately.

“I would like to discourage anyone from purchasing any medication offered and would urge anyone who may be offered these to contact police immediately.

“Although the property was secure, I would also like to take this opportunity to remind business owners to review their security.

“Make sure to keep your doors and windows locked at all time.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.