POLICE have stepped up patrols follow two pharmacy break-ins on the Northern Rivers in the past week.
Around 7.30pm on Sunday, the Soul Pattinson Chemist at the Goonellabah Shopping Village was broken into.
Thieves went to the rear of the store and gained entry via the roof. The alarm sounded and they left a short time after.
The thieves returned later in the evening where they tried to steal/break into the safe.
Police were alerted to the break the following morning.
This is the second Soul Pattinson Chemist that has been targeted in the past week.
Thieves attempted to break into the Soul Pattinson Chemist in Kyogle last week but were unsuccessful.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.