Two Brampton men, two youths charged in trio of Niagara-area pharmacy robberies
Published December 28, 2022 at 4:11 pm
Two Brampton men and two Brampton youths have been charged in a trio of Niagara-area pharmacies that happened over the span of less than an hour.
Yesterday (December 27) Niagara Police were called to three separate pharmacy robberies committed between 1:58 pm and 2:51 pm by the same four suspects in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and West Lincoln.
The first robbery took place at the Meadow IDA Pharmacy at 6161 Thorold Stone Road in Niagara Falls at 1:58pm.
Police says three suspects went into the pharmacy as a fourth suspect waited outside in a stolen Honda Civic. The three suspects used physical force in the theft with store employees before leaving “with an undisclosed number of pharmaceuticals.”
The next robbery happened at the Golden Care Pharmacy at 264 Welland Avenue in St. Catharines at 2:24pm, again with three suspects committing the theft with the fourth suspect waiting outside in the car. More of the same as they used force to steal “an undisclosed number of pharmaceuticals.”
The final robbery happened in Pharmasave Pharmacy at 239 St. Catharines Street in West Lincoln at 2:51pm. Again, the circumstances are similar to the first two robberies, in that three suspects going in as a fourth suspect waited outside in the stolen car.
Niagara Police officers and detectives located all four suspects, placing them under arrest. The Honda Civic and all stolen pharmaceuticals have been recovered.
Devaun Harrison, 18 years, of Brampton has been charged with three counts of robbery and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Josiah Lowe, 18, of Brampton has charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of disguise with intent and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
In addition, two 17-year-old male youths from Brampton have also been arrested. Both were charged with three counts of robbery, three counts of disguise with intent and one count of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Harrison, Lowe and the two 17-year-old males were held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place today (December 28) via video link to the courthouse in St. Catharines. After the bail hearing, all four males were held in custody pending future court dates.
Members of the public who may have been at or in the area of any of the pharmacies during the time of the robberies and have information related to these investigations are being asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension #1009535.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising