Police Charge Oakville Resident With Multiple Pharmacy Robberies

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Police Charge Oakville Resident With Multiple Pharmacy Robberies

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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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On Wednesday, March 8th 2016 Halton Police responded to a report of a robbery at a Shoppers Drug Mart store located at 1011 Upper Middle Road and Eighth Line in Oakville in the Joshua Creek neighbourhood. A male entered the store and demanded prescription drugs from staff who handed over a large quantity of narcotics. The suspect then left the store without further incident.

Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of an Oakville resident who investigators believe is responsible for similar robberies in Oakville and Burlington.

  1. February 21st 2016 – Brant Medical Arts Centre located at 672 Brant Street in Burlington.
  2. February 12th 2016 – Pharma Save store located at 2501 Guelph Line in Burlington.
  3. January 28th 2016 – Shoppers Drug Mart located at 1011 Upper Middle Road in Oakville.

Investigators also executed a search warrant at a North Oakville address and seized a large quantity of prescription pain killers, notably OxyNEO or Oxycodone. Other items related to the robberies were also seized.

Charged with 4 counts of Robbery and Wear Disguise is:

Richard MATHERS, 36 years of Oakville.

MATHERS has been held in custody for a pending bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone observing a crime or has additional information is asked to call the Halton Regional Police Services at 905-825-4747, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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