Five-year high in pharmacy theft

The rate of criminals targeting pharmacies continues to rise, with latest reports indicating that robberies and burglaries of Victorian pharmacies have reached a five-year high.

As reported in The Age, there were more than 1600 hits on the state’s pharmacies in the five years to the middle of last year, according to Victorian Police data.

The data also revealed that in the 2013 financial year, 376 medication thefts were recorded, with the annual increase