Haliburton Highlands OPP is investigating a Dec. 9 armed robbery at the Highland Pharmacy.

In a press release Dec. 10, police said they received information about two unknown masked suspects entering a business on Highland Street with a firearm. They responded at approximately 6 p.m.

“The suspects demanded and received narcotics, then fled the scene. The employees were not injured,” the press release said.

The OPP Tactics and Rescue Unit (TRU), Canine, Emergency Response Unit (ERT) and Forensic Identification Services (FIS) were called to assist, police said. OPP central communications tweeted around 7 p.m that a large police presence was conducting an investigation in the Haliburton to Tory Hill area and asked residents stay inside. The presence cleared within the hour.

Police established a perimeter around the pharmacy shortly after 6 p.m., closing off the area, with at least three police cars on scene.

The press release said the incident is still under investigation and more information will be released when it is available.

Investigators are encouraging anyone with information regarding the incident or the suspects’ identity to contact the Haliburton Highlands Detachment at 705-286-1431 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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