Police alert business community about fraudulent tactic

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate the December 5, 2011 robbery at a Cambridge pharmacy as well as a suspicious phone call placed to the pharmacy shortly before the incident occurred.

The investigation has revealed that the caller identified himself as a police officer with a badge number, indicating that a male under surveillance might enter the pharmacy with the intention of committing a robbery. Should this occur, the caller advised the pharmacy to cooperate with the robber who would then be arrested as he left the premises.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to advise the business community that officers would not place such a call during an investigation. Police urge anyone receiving a suspicious phone call or questionable information to contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Synopsis of Robbery Incident:
Just before 6am on December 5, 2011, a lone male disguised with a mask entered a pharmacy in the 400 block of Hespeler Road. The male claimed to have a weapon but no weapon was seen. He then fled with a quantity of narcotics.

Police searched the area with negative results. The suspect is described as male/White, approx. 6’2”, thin build, wearing glasses, a light blue jacket and black dress shoes.

Detectives at South Division continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 519 650 8500 ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.  



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