Source: South Australia Police
A Salisbury North man will face court after he allegedly broke into a Salisbury pharmacy via the an air-conditioning duct this morning.
Just after 6.30am on Tuesday 27 October, Northern District police were called to a pharmacy in Gawler Street, following an alarm activation.
Police patrols were quick to respond and on arrival they noticed an air-conditioning vent on the roof had been disturbed, plus noises coming from inside the pharmacy.
Patrols cordoned off the area and called in a Police Dog patrol to search the premises.
PD Axe and handler searched the pharmacy, finding a man hiding in a rear office behind a display.
The 21-year-old man from Salisbury was arrested for serious criminal trespass and property damage, after he allegedly caused substantial damage to the air-conditioning ducts on entry and smashed several shop displays.
The arrested man was taken to the Lyell McEwen Hospital for treatment after he admitted ingesting several types of prescription medication just prior to being arrested.
Police remained at the scene for several hours, with STAR group officers assisted by an MFS crew to search the roof space of the pharmacy and other adjoining premises for other possible offenders. Just before midday after an extensive search, the area was cleared with no other persons located.
The arrested man will be refused police and is likely to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court tomorrow.