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Thief dons motorcycle helmet in attempt to rob Bowmanville Shoppers

With face cover down, suspect demanded narcotics from pharmacist

NEWS 12:44 PM by Jennifer O’Meara
CLARINGTON — Durham police are looking for a man who attempted to steal drugs from a Bowmanville pharmacy while wearing a motorcycle helmet.

At the Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street East, a lone man entered the pharmacy area of the store wearing a motorcycle helmet with the face cover down on Monday, July 8 just before 12:04 a.m. A note was passed to the pharmacist demanding narcotics.

The suspect became agitated and fled the store before obtaining anything. No one was physically injured during the incident.

Police are now looking for a suspect described as a white male, between the ages of 25 and 45. He is approximately five-foot-10 to six feet tall, with a thin build and fair complexion. He was wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet, and a red long-sleeved shirt with a Caterpillar brand logo.

If anyone has any new information in regards to this incident, please contact the major crime robbery unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

“An alarm was pressed and he ran off,” said Const. George Tudos.



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