Guild warns owners to boost security after ram raids

Pharmacy owners are being urged to review their stores’ security following a spate of ram raids on pharmacies across Melbourne.

Anthony Tassone (pictured), Pharmacy Guild of Australia Victorian branch president, warned that burglars had targeted pharmacies in a series of smash and grab raids in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs between 2 and 6 January.

A statement from Victoria Police, released yesterday, revealed that a thief attempted to gain access to eight pharmacies during his five-day ram raiding spree, but only managed to enter two stores, where he stole