CCTV appeal on behalf of Lancashire police following robbery at Upholland pharmacy

27th March 2015

Police have released CCTV images following a robbery at a pharmacy last month.

The incident happened at around 5pm on Monday 16 February at Rowlands Pharmacy on Dingle Road, Upholland.

A man dressed in dark clothing and a motorcycle helmet entered the premises and threatened staff with a large knife, demanding that they show him where the controlled drug safe was and that they hand over codeine and morphine.

The medicine was placed into a pharmacy carrier bag and handed over to the man who then fled the shop.

He was described as being at least 30 years of age, at least 6 ft tall and of a stocky build. He spoke with a northern/Lancashire accent.

DC Michael Mason of Skelmersdale CID said: “I am urging anyone with information about the identity of the man to get in touch with me as soon as possible.

“If anyone recognises the helmet in particular or has any other information relating to the incident please get in touch as any information you have may be vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact DC Mason direct on 01695 566148 or via

Alternatively you can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 945 of February 16th. Or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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