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policetapePolice are appealing for information after a break-in at a pharmacy in Freshwater where medication and a charity box were stolen.

As Island Echo reported on Sunday, Boots the Chemist in Moa Place, Freshwater, was broken in to when thieves smashed a small 2ft by 2ft glazed panel in the front door of the store at around 4.30am.

Once inside they stole a quantity of Diazepam from the medication shelving behind the sales counter. A Red Nose Day collection bucket was also taken from off of the counter, although the amount of money it held is unknown.

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Diazepam is a prescription drug and misuse can have dangerous short- and long-term health consequences when used incorrectly or by someone other than for whom they were intended.

Anyone with information about the crime or the whereabouts of the stolen medication or charity box can contact the police at Newport Police Station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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