• Hannah Phillips

Man in Custody After Incident at YP Pharmacy


A man is in custody after allegedly threatening staff at a Kadina pharmacy with a firearm.

Police were called to the chemist on Port Road, New Town just after 5.20pm on Friday 21 September by reports a man had entered the business with a gun.

The man allegedly demanded and self-administered prescription medication. He subsequently collapsed.


Staff evacuated the premises prior to police arrival.

Police were concerned for the man's welfare and quickly entered the premises.

The 43-year-old Wallaroo man was taken to the Wallaroo Hospital in a critical condition where he remains under police guard. A firearm was seized by police.

Fortunately, no staff members at the pharmacy were physically injured during the incident.

Investigations are continuing.


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