A pharmacist who works at the Melbourne-based 24 Hour Pharmacy has been charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault over the alleged attack on a pharmacy in his own home.
Dr Matthew Bailes, who works for a 24 Hour pharmacy, was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, one count of aggravated assault and two counts related to the theft of prescription medication.
He was remanded into custody and was due to appear in court on March 21.
The Melbourne man, who did not want to be named, said he was asleep when he heard what he thought was a gunshot.
“It was so loud that I couldn’t hear,” he said.
I was in bed with my wife and we heard the gunfire, I went outside to see what was going on, and it was like somebody was hitting us.
But it was a really small, very loud, loud sound, and I just went to get the medicine I had and when I got there it was gone.
My wife got really scared and she started running outside.
She just ran, but the next thing she knew she was gone.
“Police said Mr Bailese told them that the man had tried to break into his home earlier that night.
The victim said he thought the man might be armed, and went to investigate.”
I saw him come out the back door, he looked like he was carrying a weapon,” he told News Corp. He said the man tried to open the door and tried to throw it open but was unsuccessful.
When he asked the man what he was doing, he replied, “I’m just cleaning up the blood from my face”.
He went outside, grabbed a gun and started shooting at the intruder.
Mr Bailesss wife said they ran back inside the home and found the man dead on the floor.
Police say the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and died at the scene.
A 24 Hour pharmacist in Victoria has been arrested for allegedly robbing a pharmacy and injuring another customer.
Police allege a man had gone to the 24 Hour pharmacists shop on St Clair Avenue in Melbourne’s west and forced a customer to pay $250 for a pharmacy bag containing prescription medication and medication, according to a statement from the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
At some point the man returned to the pharmacy and asked for the customer’s money.
It was then that the customer was shot multiple times and the man fled the premises.
Officers arrested a 24-year-old man at the store, who they allege stole $250 from the pharmacy customer, according the statement.
The victim was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition, according a statement on the Royal Victoria Hospital website.
Detective Inspector Michael Fenton from Victoria Police’s Crime Operations Unit said the case was being treated as a homicide.
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