Man found dead during robbery investigation

UPDATE: Police believe the man whose body was found at a Toowoomba address was the same one who had committed an armed robbery of a pharmacy last week.

Police media confirmed investigating officers who found the body last night at the property in Newtown believe it to be the suspect involved in the incident.

The non-suspicious death was declared drug-related.

Items directly linked to the robbery, which included several types of medication, were recovered at the scene along with drug paraphernalia.

The case has been declared closed by police.

EARLIER: Toowoomba Police have found a body of a man while investigating the armed robbery of a pharmacy.

Officers approached the Newtown property last night about 9pm, where they found the man's body, along with items directly linked to the robbery.

Toowoomba Police could not confirm the man found was responsible for the incident, which occurred at a pharmacy on the corner of Mylne and Russell Sts on Wednesday.

The death is not being treated as suspicious by police.

Previously, detectives appealed to the public for dash-cam footage of the robbery.

Criminal Investigation Branch Detective Senior Sergeant Paul McCusker said a man, armed with a knife and with a distinctive arm tattoo last seen at the corner of Russell and Clifford St is responsible for the robbery.

The man, described as in his 30s, about 170cm-175cm tall with a "weathered" complexion, got away with a quantity of prescription drugs carried in a hessian bag with a butterfly on the side.

The comfit image of the suspect in the robbery.
The comfit image of the suspect in the robbery. Queensland Police


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