Pharmacy staff threatened with a hammer in prescription drug robbery at the Bay


South Coast police are looking for a man who threatened staff with a hammer at a chemist in Batemans Bay today.

Police say just before midday the man threatened the staff at the pharmacy in Orient Street, before making off with a quantity of prescription drugs.

The man fled the scene in a car which travelled south in Orient Street.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 175-183 cm tall, solid build, unshaven and was wearing a white T-shirt.

The vehicle may be a white Hyundai sedan with interstate plates possibly QGK 929, or similar registration and black wheels. There may be a dog inside.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Batemans Bay detectives on 44 72 0099.

The public should not approach the person or vehicle if sighted.