Bur­glars at vet’s nab tran­quil­lis­ers

The Herald (South Africa) - - News - – Gareth Wil­son

Tran­quil­lis­ers and sched­uled drugs were stolen dur­ing a bur­glary at a Port El­iz­abeth ve­teri­nary hos­pi­tal at the week­end.

A safe con­tain­ing the drugs was ripped out of the wall and taken.

Po­lice spokesper­son War­rant Of­fi­cer Al­win La­bans said the bur­glary at the Kragga Kamma Ve­teri­nary Hos­pi­tal had taken place on Sun­day morn­ing.

“The alarm trig­gered at 5.15am and the vet was alerted,” he said.

“When the armed re­sponse ar­rived, they found the front [perime­ter] gate re­moved off the rail­ing and the build­ing’s front door forced open. “The place was ran­sacked.” La­bans said an amount of money had also been taken.

The po­lice anti-poach­ing unit had also been alerted in case the drugs were to be used by poach­ers.

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