Grave fears for horse drug thieves

Last updated 14:12 07/01/2013

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Dannevirke police have grave fears for someone who stole drugs out of a vet's car, as some of the medicine is used to put down horses.

On Thursday night, a local vet had their car parked on Albert St when it was broken into and a large amount of potentially fatal drugs were taken.

Constable Phil Black said all the drugs were labelled for animal use only, with some used to put down horses.

''That'll kill you as quick as you can look at it,'' he said.

Drips, syringes, catheters and various other pieces of vet equipment were also stolen.

Black said while police were investigating a crime, they were more worried about whoever stole the drugs.

''Anyone who has got it needs to not use it and give it back.

''It's bigger picture stuff really.''

Anyone with information or the stolen property can call Dannevirke Police on 06 374 4500.

Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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- Manawatu Standard

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