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Police release footage of would-be Hull pharmacy robber

Police would like to speak to the man in the CCTV footage

The suspect put Morrill Street Pharmacy's till in a carrier bag, but left the premises empty-handed, say Humberside Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy in Hull.

The individual entered Morrill Street Pharmacy at around 4.25pm on Monday (November 30) and approached the counter, Humberside Police said on Wednesday (December 2). The suspect put the pharmacy’s till in a carrier bag and demanded money from another till, they said.

After a “brief conversation” with staff members and a customer, the suspect left the pharmacy without the till or the money, Humberside Police said. He walked up Holderness Road and got into a car, believed to be silver in colour, and drove off, they added.

No one was hurt during the incident, police stressed.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, 6ft 1ins tall and with a slim build. He was wearing a black and white beanie hat, a maroon jacket and navy blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms, police said.

Anyone who can identify the man in the CCTV images or who witnessed the incident should call 101 quoting crime reference number 2154693 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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Chris ., Community pharmacist

He just PICKED UP A TILL?! Surely it should have been screwed onto the surface???

London Locum, Locum pharmacist

I see the emphasis is on protecting pharmacies. I for one would absolutely never put myself in harms way for somebody else's profits. Sheer stupidity. Whilst you're getting whacked on the head the owners/executives are sunning themselves checking how quickly they can get a cheap replacement.

Paul Miyagi, Information Technology

What you say is true but its horrid that these scum bags get away with it. Pharmacy's are seen as easy targets and what gets reported is a fraction of what goes on. I worked for horrid Boots and they didnt give a toss about their staff safety when this happened all the time!!

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