Potentially lethal drugs stolen from Palmerston vet clinic, police search for suspect

by | Feb 11, 2021 | Cops | 0 comments

NT Police have released a CCTV image of a man believed to be involved in a veterinary clinic robbery in Palmerston on Thursday morning, in which an unknown quantity of fatal drugs were taken that police warned could kill if taken by humans.

Authorities said they responded to a report of unlawful entry at an unnamed veterinary clinic this morning and discovered that a safe containing a quantity of dangerous drugs was stolen.

“These drugs are potentially fatal if taken by humans,” NT Police said in a statement.

Police believe the man featured in the CCTV image may have been involved in the robbery and urge the public to report any information related to the identity of the man or this incident on 131 444 or via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 quoting reference number 9560900.

It’s the second incident involving the theft of potentially lethal drugs stolen from a veterinary clinic. On January 11, unidentified offenders also broke into an unnamed veterinary clinic in Katherine and took a Lockwood Safe containing dangerous animal drugs and a white pickup truck.

Police Senior Sergeant Karen Sanderson had earlier warned that those drugs were also not suitable for humans and could cause death if consumed.

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