A man has been arrested after a pharmacy was raided and a large amount of medication was stolen.
The theft happened at Boots on Stamfordham Road, Cowgate, shortly before 3.20am on Monday.
Those responsible stole a variety of strong painkillers from the Newcastle store – prompting police to warn the public of the potential dangers of taking any unprescribed drugs.
The 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary by officers investigating the incident. He is in police custody "assisting officers with their enquiries".
A quantity of drugs, which believed to have been stolen from the premises have also been seized by officers.
PC Daniel Burke, of Northumbria Police, said:
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 170 101119 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.