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Police are searching for thieves who stole drugs including viagra and anit-depressants from a Acton pharmacy this week.

The burglary took place at the Chemist Shop in Station Parade, Noel Road, Acton between 1840 on 16th July and 0845 on 17th July.

Police believe the suspects gained access to the chemist via a window at the rear of the shop. Once inside a number of locked rooms were forced open and the contents strewn about in a search. The suspects made off via a back door.

A quantity of cash and a drugs cabinet were stolen. The cabinet contained a large selection of prescription drugs.

It has been established that the suspects have stolen in total over £1,100 woth of the following drugs:

  • Oxynorm (brand name for a type of Oxycodone) 5mg capsules – This is a type of morphine and used as a strong painkiller

  • Oxycodone 1ml ampoules - As above

  • Morphine Sulphate 1mg tablets - Morphine based strong pain killer

  • Temazepam 10 mg & 20 mg tablets - Sedative

  • Diazepam 2mg, 5mg & 10 mg tablets - Sedative

  • Amitriptyline 10mg, 25mg & 50mg tablets - Anti-depressant

  • Viagra 50mg tablets

Ealing Police have issued a health warning to drugs users that experimenting with medicines can have serious health consequences. They have asked parents to reinforce to their children the dangers of playing with medicines and ask them to contact police if their children come across the medicines. Parents can also contact the NHS Direct for further advice on Tel: 0845 4647.

Anyone with information which could help with the investigation should contact Ealing Borough Police on 020-8810-1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111 quoting Crime Reference 2521672/07.

July 19, 2007