Witness appeal following cash and medicine raid on Shaftesbury pharmacy

POLICE are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a burglary at a pharmacy in Shaftesbury.
Entry was gained to Jhoots Pharmacy in Salisbury Road some time between 8pm on Friday, July 5 and 8.20am on Monday July 8. A quantity of cash was stolen as well as various items of medication.
Police Constable Ed Lewis, of North Dorset police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this burglary and I would ask anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area over the weekend, or who has any further information that might assist our investigation, to please contact us.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to strongly advise members of the public not to purchase any medication being offered for sale in suspicious circumstances and to report it to police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240102748.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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