Man in cus­tody linked to more phar­macy break-ins

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One of the men charged for a break-and-en­ter at a phar­macy in Old Per­li­can just saw his file get larger.

Af­ter a 10-month po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, Trin­ity Con­cep­tion RCMP have charged Blair Wil­liam Sum­mers with seven counts of break and en­ter in re­la­tion to other phar­ma­cies in the prov­ince. They stem from in­ci­dents which occurred in Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton, Green’s Har­bour, Dildo, Robert’s Arm and South River dat­ing back to Fe­bru­ary 2015.

The ad­di­tional charges against the 31-year-old come as a part of Project Blacken. With the as­sis­tance from RCMP de­tach­ments in Spring­dale, Grand Falls-Wind­sor, Glovertown, Clarenvile, Whit­bourne and Holy­rood, along with Traf­fic Ser­vices and mem­bers of the Com­bined Forces Spe­cial En­force­ment Unit in St. John’s, po­lice were able to link Sum­mers to the other crimes.

Po­lice ex­pect to hit Sum­mers with ad­di­tional charges as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues.

Sum­mers — whose last listed ad­dress is in Por­tu­gal Cove ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments — re­mains in cus­tody since be­ing ar­rested in June for the breakin at Tri Con Phar­macy in Old Per­li­can. He was one of four peo­ple ar­rested in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent and has pleaded not guilty. That mat­ter re­mains in court.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Blair Wil­liam Sum­mers is shown seated at Har­bour Grace provin­cial court in a photo taken ear­lier this year.

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