At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 9, West Shore RCMP officers responded to an alarm at the Pacific Compounding Pharmacy, located at 284 Helmcken Rd. in View Royal and found a smashed front glass door.
A white Ford Explorer was observed leaving the scene, which was then pursued but evaded police. RCMP say it appeared to be driven by a caucasian male, approximately 30 years old, and he appeared to be the sole occupant of the vehicle. The vehicle was later seized in Saanich.
Later that day, at approximately 5:45 p.m., RCMP responded to another incident at Forbes Pharmacy at 103-2349 Millstream Rd. in Langford, where thieves made off with the business’ safe.
Const. Alex Berube of the West Shore RCMP say they are working in close collaboration with the Saanich Police Department, to investigate these incidents, and are canvassing the areas retrieving video surveillance which could be helpful in the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding any of the above crimes are being asked to contact the West Shore RCMP detachment at 250-474-2264 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (6477).