Police warning over stolen medicines

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THIEVES burgled a pensioner’s home to steal jewellery and a cocktail of prescription drugs.

The crooks broke into the 74-year-old woman’s home in Robson Court, Hartlepool, while she was out and made off with her belongings and medication – which could cause “serious harm” to anyone who takes it.

And officers have urged anyone who is in possession of the drugs, or who finds them, to hand them into Hartlepool Police Station, in Avenue Road, or to any town chemist.

The list of stolen medicine, includes:

• One small bottle of 40 white Viva Barbatol tablets;

• One strip of nine white and orange Espanett capsules;

• One-and-a-half strips of 14 white and yellow Docsuate capsules;

• One strip of 20 large white tablets the name of which are unknown;

• One box of 28 small white Dihydrocodine tablets.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: “The elderly female occupant had jewellery and medication stolen. It is believed that the medication could cause serious harm to anyone who takes it.

“Police ask anyone who is in possession of the medication to hand it in.”

Anyone who knows the criminals, or has any information about the crime, which happened between 7pm on Saturday, March 23, and 11.20am on Monday, March 25, should contact Detective Constable Leigh Moon on the non-emergency number 101 or crime stoppers on (0800) 555111.