Thieves get nothing after an early morning break-in at Kooringal Mall Pharmacy

BACK TO BUSINESS: Kooringal Mall Pharmacy back to business with a new front glass panel following an overnight smash-and-grab by thieves. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon
BACK TO BUSINESS: Kooringal Mall Pharmacy back to business with a new front glass panel following an overnight smash-and-grab by thieves. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

Thieves who smashed a front window at the Kooringal Mall Pharmacy will discover they gained nothing from an overnight break-in.

Police say four offenders broke into the pharmacy after kicking a front window in around 3.40am Thursday.

While two waited outside, CCTV shows two more crawled into the pharmacy on their hands and knees to the front counter where they removed two small drop safes, before quickly leaving the premises. 

NORMAL TRADE: Kooringal Mall Pharmacy continued trading as normal despite an overnight break-in. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

NORMAL TRADE: Kooringal Mall Pharmacy continued trading as normal despite an overnight break-in. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

What the thieves didn’t know was both safes were empty.

“We never leave any cash in the premises overnight, so there was absolutely nothing in the safes,” said Kooringal Mall Pharmacist Sandra Skaff.

Police are hoping for public help to recover the stolen safes, and to identify the four thieves, in the hope of making arrests and laying charges.

“If someone comes across some safes dumped...they’re steel, small, very obviously safes; if people find them, please contact the police we’ll come and get them,” Wagga Police Acting Inspector, Sergeant Maggie Deall said.

Police also wanted to reassure the business community that criminals will be caught and dealt with.

“We also have a very good closure rate of break and enter offences both residential and commercial,” 

“Business owners can be confident in the fact that we are looking into it seriously and we should hope to have some results shortly,” Sergeant Deall said.

STOLEN SAFES: Safes like these 2C and 3D models were stolen by thieves from Kooringal Mall Pharmacy on Thursday morning

STOLEN SAFES: Safes like these 2C and 3D models were stolen by thieves from Kooringal Mall Pharmacy on Thursday morning

Customers of Kooringal Mall Pharmacy may not have noticed any difference with Thursday trade continuing uninterrupted after the broken glass was quickly replaced.