Another set­back for Sin­yard’s

At­tempted break-in Jan. 19 at site of new build­ing

The Compass - - NEWS - Melissa.jenk­ins@tc.tc

A phar­macy in Har­bour Grace that has had its share of bad luck ex­pe­ri­enced yet another set­back last week.

Sin­yard’s Phar­macy at 17 Har­vey Street ex­pe­ri­enced a hor­ren­dous fire last Jan­uary, lead­ing to the de­struc­tion of the build­ing. The phar­macy has been op­er­at­ing out the for­mer liquor store build­ing on the same street since the in­ci­dent. The es­ti­mated dam­age from the fire was $1 mil­lion.

In May, only a few months af­ter the tem­po­rary set-up was es­tab­lished, an at­tempted break-in took place at the new lo­ca­tion. A sus­pect was ap­pre­hended be­cause of high qual­ity video from sur­veil­lance footage.

Now, af­ter three months of con­struct­ing a re­place­ment build­ing on the same lot where the pre­vi­ous build­ing stood, another at­tempted break-in took place. This time, the se­cu­rity sys­tem was not yet in­stalled.

The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP re­ceived a call on the morn­ing of Jan. 19. The at­tempted break-in had taken place be­tween 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and when the call was re­ceived that morn­ing.

Owner Madonna Rose con­firmed the build­ing was se­cure, and the per­son at­tempt­ing ac­cess could not get in.

RCMP ex­plained there is not much ev­i­dence at this time, but it was ob­vi­ous some­one at­tempted to gain ac­cess by pry­ing the door open.

There are con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als at the site, in­clud­ing power tools. No phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals have been moved to the build­ing.

The new build­ing is ex­pected to be com­pleted in the next month, with an oc­cu­pancy date of late-Fe­bru­ary, al­though a break-in is not some­thing Rose is con­cerned about.

“We’ll be se­cure,” she said. “Ev­ery­thing is com­ing along… Ev­ery­thing is run­ning smoothly.”

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