LATEST @ 1.40 PM | A 17-year-old boy is assisting police with enquiries following two chemist break-ins on the Gold Coast early this morning.
Two people tried to use a trolley to smash through the front glass doors of a chemist along West Burleigh Road around 4.00am.
The pair were unsuccessful in their attempt and fled the scene in a stolen white Range Rover.
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A short time later, two men pulled up to a chemist on Leo Grahan Way at Oxenford in the same vehicle and used a hammer to smash through the front glass door.
Once inside, they allegedly stole a quantity of prescription medication before taking off in the stolen car.
One boy, aged 17, has since been tracked down and is currently assisting detectives with investigations into the break-ins.
The other remains on the run.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mick Corby also revealed that police are investigating links to “some incidents that have occurred just over the border in northern NSW”.
EARLIER @ 7.30 AM | Police are on the hunt for two men who allegedly broke into a Gold Coast chemist, and attempted to gain entry to another, in the early hours of this morning.
The first hit happened just before 4.00am, when a stolen white Range Rover pulled up to a chemist on West Burleigh Road.
Police say two people exited the vehicle and attempted to use a trolley to smash through the front glass doors, however were unsuccessful.
They then fled the scene before a similar vehicle containing two men attended a chemist on Leo Graham Way at Oxenford.
“The men exited the vehicle and used a hammer to smash a front glass door to gain entry,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
“They have entered the dispensary area of the chemist but it is unclear if anything was stolen at this time”.
The men got back into the white Range Rover and took off from the scene.
They remain at large, with investigations into the break-ins continuing.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area, or may have dashcam or vision of the vehicle or the incident, to come forward.
You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.