Shoppers Drug Mart says it will be rolling out time-delayed narcotic safes in all of its stores and in Loblaw pharmacies across Ontario.
Dean Henrico, senior vice president of asset production at Loblaws Companies Ltd., said the safes are already mandated in other provinces and are a “proven deterrent in the reduction of narcotic thefts.”
“This is another step we are taking to help protect our employees, our customers and our communities,” Henrico said in a news release.
Toronto police Insp. Rich Harris said the force has been responding to an “increasing number of pharmacy robberies this year,” adding that there have been more than 110 in 2022, compared to 49 in 2021.
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