Man in custody linked to more pharmacy break-ins
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.
Blair William Summers is shown seated at Harbour Grace provincial court in a photo taken earlier this year.