Townsville Bulletin

Arrest over shop theft


POLICE have caught up with a man who allegedly robbed a Townsville chemist at knifepoint earlier this week.

On Tuesday, the 35-yearold man allegedly walked into a pharmacy on Flinders St and handed the attendant a note demanding restricted prescripti­on drugs.

The man was also allegedly armed with a small knife and threatened the employee.

The attendant obliged, and handed over an amount of prescripti­on drugs. The attendant was unharmed.

The Railway Estate man was arrested and charged with enter premises with intent to commit indictable offence and armed robbery.

He faced court on Friday.

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