Five people have been arrested following a burglary at a pharmacy in Stoke-on-Trent on Christmas Day.
We received reports of a break-in at an address on Queen Street, Burslem, just before 11am on Monday 25 December. Intruders forced entry into the building and took a large amount of prescription medication.
Following an investigation by local officers, a man in his 30s, from the Stoke-on-Trent area, along with one woman in her 30s, from the Stoke-on-Trent area, and two men, in their 30s, and of no fixed address, have since been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 30-year-old man, from the Stoke-on-Trent area, was also arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of a class B drug.
A quantity of drugs have since been recovered by our officers.
Stoke North Chief Inspector, Scott McGrath, said: "This is another great result for local officers who are committed to acting on the concerns of local people and businesses. I would like to reassure our retailers that we will continue to do everything that we can to safeguard their businesses and their livelihoods from thieves.”
Anyone with information that can help us with our investigation is asked to get in touch by calling 101, quoting incident 179 of 25 December, or by using our LiveChat function.
Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.