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Prescription drugs stolen from south Belfast pharmacy

Police are warning of the dangers of taking medication without a prescription. Credit: UTV

Prescription drugs, including Lyrica and diazepam, have been stolen from a pharmacy in south Belfast.

A man forced entry to the pharmacy in the Ormeau Road area at about 1.30pm on Saturday, before fleeing on foot in the direction of the city centre.

The suspect is described as being around 5ft 10ins tall with facial hair and a pale complexion, and he was wearing jeans and a grey and blue coloured hooded top at the time.

PSNI Sergeant Malcom said: “I would urge the public to be vigilant and to ensure they do not put their health at risk by purchasing medication from an illicit source.

“I would appeal to anyone who finds prescription medicine, or is offered prescription medication for sale to call us immediately on 101.

“People should only take medicines in consultation with their healthcare professionals who have access to patient health records, who are qualified to assess their medical needs, and can take into account the risks and benefits associated with every medicine.”