Burglary at Eezee Pharmacy

Half empty shelves after the burglary

The owner of a pharmacy in Roseau is counting his losses, following a burglary and theft at the Eezzee Pharmacy on Independence Street in Roseau.

Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident believed to have occurred in the wee hours of Monday morning.

Proprietor of the Eezzee Pharmacy, Israel Fontaine, says several items from the pharmaceutical store were stolen, including brand name perfumes.

He says he is shocked by the incident because of the location of the pharmacy.

“About 6:30 this morning I got a call from a strange number telling me that my place was vandalized,” he said.

“Within five minutes I got about three calls informing me of the same thing, and then while rushing to the pharmacy I got another call this time from the police telling me that they were on the premises of my business and that I should come down,” Israel told DNO.

Proprietor Israel Fontaine

“When I got there I met one of the doors wide open with the metal railing cut open and the padlocks cut open as well and the door burst and then a whole set of goods on the floor, plastic bags all over the place”.

According to Fontaine several items were stolen including brand name perfumes.

“On inspecting the place we noticed that a lot of perfumes were stolen especially a set of Frederic M French perfumes that we had very expensive perfumes none of them go for less them EC$150.00 and a whole set of other perfumes were gone,” he said.

“All our antiperspirants and deodorants were gone, sanitary napkins were gone, adult diapers were gone all the baby powders we had were gone Amens powder Mexsana in particular were gone, a lot of the local Heaven scent herbal soap quite a lot of items were stolen, all our shampoos and so on”. Fontaine told DNO.

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90 Comments

  1. July 19, 2012

    U talking about his fond cole woman what that have to do with his business u wanted him u had an eye for me and because he by pass u u vex well well any way bro let me tell u something if is the fond cole woman that mAkiing u happy well stick with her because for the past years I was wondering what waas wrong with my bro now am seeing a different person so do whatever makes u happy love u bro

  2. lill b
    July 19, 2012

    Instead of u all judging and accusing d man help find the thieves and leave his personal life out of it everyone of us have our problems and those u think that is not doing they are the ones that is doing more so help find the thieves to put a stop to it and all those who are involve

  3. lill b
    July 19, 2012

    All those that saying those bad things I hope and wish some day it happens to one of u or ur family check out his x wife maybe she is involve she is a greedy bitch

  4. KISS ME
    July 13, 2012

    jj is the owner of the business so he know what he was saying by look for a next job. and he say he is a man of GOD but GOD is looking. that woman you have from fond cole all is will with you alll. i know is you that do your business that GOD IS LOOKING AT YOU>>

  5. wa boi
    July 11, 2012

    In the middle of town

  6. July 11, 2012

    really they need to catch these people and put them behind bars that nonsense

  7. Justice and Truth
    July 10, 2012

    There must be more than one who committed this theft. They probably did not sleep and planned it. They stole baby diapers and other baby items including perfume. They may have babies or one of them. Be on the lookout for those who have babies wherever they may reside in DA. If they try selling some of the items or all of them, do not purchase them. Otherwise, it will be aiding and abetting and purchasing stolen property. Those who do, if caught, they will be arrested and prosecuted. I hope the thieves will be caught soon. God is good!

  8. good girl
    July 10, 2012

    I hate thieves…..but de country so tight people getting frustrated……..

  9. July 10, 2012

    Prevention is better than cure, a stitch in time saves money. Always be ahead of those criminal. My people protect your investments you work hard for you money and to set your business up. Please we are living in a different World and there`s no respect for law and order and people`s property invest in security cameras and alarm systems at least it will serve to deter the would be thief. A brand new business selling expensive stuff. But no security measures in place to protect your business place. Now it`s your lost and the looser/s are having fun at your expense do not worry Carette sorry Carbon will catch them soon 99days for the thief one day for the police. My fellow Dominican if you see something say something for the crime you help to solve may well be yours.

  10. Eezee Pharmacy
    July 10, 2012

    sorry to hear of your loss.

  11. Is that so?
    July 10, 2012

    Well, well, well! Anyone who frequents this place will know that those shelves have been empty for ever so long. If there was really robbed and you claim the items stoled were taken off the shelves, then it must have been from “an abstract” shelf. What about your office, sir? Did the burglar(s) go in there? Did they steal your computer(s), which is a target to theives these days? Was your point-of-sale tampered with? smh….. this story just doesn’t add up.

    • zzz
      July 10, 2012

      time will tell

      • Is that so?
        July 10, 2012

        You bet it will. In fact, it is already telling.

      • JJ
        July 10, 2012

        you that will go home. You zzz better start looking for another job

      • JJ
        July 10, 2012

        Remember is he that pays your salary.

      • JJ
        July 10, 2012

        All you so that bringing down the man business.
        Blood suckers

      • Anonymous
        July 10, 2012

        sorry for ur loss

    • blessed
      July 10, 2012

      I am so shock someone burst that place because the shell aways empty…………….i even ask one of the staff lately if there was closing and she gave a rude answer…………

      • mmmmmmm
        July 11, 2012

        Most times when I pass there and ask about the man his never in his own place, I really want to know if is the staff running the place….Blessed I maybe understand why they ans you so cause they to want to know what’s going on………

    • Is that so?
      July 10, 2012

      He paying my salary? Ebben look it. It seem is you that does write my check. You and him in complow but take it easy, he know people that know people he know and same applies to us all.

      • PC
        July 11, 2012

        Why are you guys using and sad situation to engage in such back and forth foolishness. Never rejoice over the hurt and loss of others. Always remember the person on is in front but your might be worst. And when your time comes, it might be that very same person who might be the only one there to help you. God definitely will punish those who did this.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 10, 2012

      @ Is that so?

      Were you there? You must have been there to know that. :twisted: Have a heart, you hard and unloving heart! His pharmacy was ransacked and goods stolen and this is what you have stated? You lack consideration and compassion. :twisted: :twisted:

      • press on
        July 11, 2012

        JJ when zzz wrote time will tell I guess you took it in the wrong context, this could mean many things…

    • back at you
      July 12, 2012

      Sounds like you a disgruntled worker. Suspicions, suspicions…

  12. dboss
    July 10, 2012

    shopping well make for that person

  13. raps
    July 10, 2012

    hey really,am sorry for your loss but one man is higher than I and you know how he works in miraculous ways so have no fear. But you and all other businesses should install life time investment security cameras.

  14. zzz
    July 10, 2012

    sad

  15. Smh
    July 10, 2012

    Sorry to hear that.hope they catch them.By the way 150 is not expensive perfume !

    • raps
      July 10, 2012

      ya $150.00 thats not an expensive perfume when you looking for expensive perfume. lol

      • Tut Tut
        July 10, 2012

        Although I get your drift understand in Dominica $150 is expensive to the man and many people.

      • Justice and Truth
        July 10, 2012

        @ raps

        What are you saying? For Dominica, it is more than expensive, $150.00. I did not think that such expensive perfume would be sold in DA. Who could afford to purchase it?

    • May
      July 10, 2012

      Ya like those you buy in the USVI for US$30 and you see them at the Muslim Store for $500 and above hahaha!!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        July 10, 2012

        @ May

        Perfumes sells for $500.00 in DA? For the original price, it is highway robbery. Who will purchase it? This is no joke I reside in Canada and I would not even purchase perfume for $30.00. :lol:
        I stopped purchasing perfume ever since I heard on TV that urine was found in perfume. I suppose it is the cheaper ones as $30.00 or less :lol: those from the third world countries. They also sell toothpaste. I heard about that too and will not purchase it from certain stores. I heard and read about those fake items.

  16. Laybah Pains
    July 10, 2012

    The Red Clinic is just up the road, they should have wait till 8:00am to get some assistance.

  17. +
    July 10, 2012

    Listen Brother Fontaine! You know God…you know God! I will lift you up in prayer

  18. Ezio Auditore
    July 10, 2012

    No painkillers were stolen? or prescription drugs? wow stupid criminals….

  19. speaking logic
    July 9, 2012

    we have to get smarter too….dey cutting the padlocks, so more sofisticated protection has to be looked into…terrible for DA and terrible for the pharmacy…hope they cstch them….

    • Justice and Truth
      July 10, 2012

      @ speaking logic

      There is a new system. I do not know if it is sold in DA. It is a small electronic, hand held gadget. From the outside, you point it at an installed electronic pad (I shall call it) and the door automatically opens. No padlocks or keys are used. Those were installed also for thieves. They would have to break the door to enter and even that is difficult to do.

  20. tim
    July 9, 2012

    that’s sad! Right there on Independence street?
    Nah man!!!

    Go and work hard!Lazy brats!!!!

    question yellow or Dollar , they maybe saw something

  21. fil
    July 9, 2012

    I hope the police are working hard to find the stolen goods its sad to see how lazy people are destroying other of what they work hard to own.

  22. mr mention
    July 9, 2012

    yah boy mr is a bombez mr dow good

  23. observing
    July 9, 2012

    What a turn of events. The last time he showed up on the media was to rant and rave how workers put stickers on his business during last election. I would like the next level government to provide more employment and to kill the drug trade so that they will not steal to wash the money in ohter islands like st. Vincent. God is good If you are a child of God he will fight your case for you if not repent and return to him and your family

    • peace
      July 11, 2012

      His own in front yours behind. When your turn comes I hope you will be able to even otter a word.

  24. dirty harry
    July 9, 2012

    any body u find smellin extra sweet them times migjust be the one

  25. Maryland USA MCL
    July 9, 2012

    I pray to god they catch the person that is doing such evil thing, he is a man of God, God will see him through, love you brother.

    • Hehehe
      July 10, 2012

      You don’t believe in full stops (periods) man?

  26. ITASSI
    July 9, 2012

    sound like a woman do dat

  27. Woodford Hill girl
    July 9, 2012

    Sounds like someone is going to sell those stolen items for less,don’t buy them!

  28. Very Fair Play
    July 9, 2012

    Just asking, are our businessmen and women allergic to security cameras? As business people we are bound to protect our investments and cannot and should not depend on the police or security guards alone to protect or businesses.

    Security Cameras is inexpensive US$500 for 8 cameras with night vision and can be viewed from your phone or other internet service. All business owners should instill the fear of God into the hearts of those thieves.

    Get cameras and protect your business.

    • Distured
      July 9, 2012

      Amen~!!

    • lulz
      July 9, 2012

      In light of this you think cameras going to solve every crime that happen? Cameras costing every business place and den they going to pass on the cost to us, the consumer. that just going to raise electricity costs, and the prices of things that already expensive.

      • KiSahNoh
        July 10, 2012

        Cameras would not solve every problem, but they would be a deterrent to some thieves. Your point is moot.

    • jahyout
      July 10, 2012

      Hi there,i understand what you are saying about using cameras to protect the businesses in DA. But the thing is that after investing that money for the cameras if and when thieves break into the business that evidence cant by used in court, Our laws needs to be upgraded.

  29. new york
    July 9, 2012

    that is what we get for being cheap u have a business set it up the right way put security cameras where is the alarm no that is to much money to put in a business that is what u we get for being cheap man change u all ways when come to business that was a great lost for u pay the price for being cheap

    • Perlissssss
      July 9, 2012

      So many buildings in the US have all kind of top level security system and people still burglarize them! Every 5 minutes pick a state and county a person walks into a bank in the US and walks out with untold sums of money, very seldom are they caught. Just 2 weeks ago in NY a man walked into the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY and walked out with a priceless painting which was recovered all the way in the Paris airport, security their is like fort knox so what is your point again about being cheap? sometimes you people act as if nothing goes on elsewhere but Dominica. Cameras DO NOT DETER CRIMINALS, they only assist in the law enforcement hopefully getting clear enough images to build a case.

      • Justice and Truth
        July 10, 2012

        @ Perliss…

        In Canada too. All sorts of locks do not keep them out. Recently, even alarms they disable. Thieves that they are. They even walk away with ATM machines. They also take the good ones out and put fake ones in. Thieves always find a way. As God looks on and took note, a punishment awaits them.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 10, 2012

      @ new york

      You are rude and sarcastic. :twisted: Always put yourself in another’s shoes/position. You could have worded your comments better than that, amicably and considerately. :twisted: You reside in New York and you have not yet learned how to communicate and dialogue respectfully. :twisted: Well, you either have it or you do not have it. In this case, you do not have it. :twisted:

  30. Concerned
    July 9, 2012

    why are these empty shelves being highlighted? Friday i passed by ezee pharmacy and the shelves were as empty as they look now. Maybe stuff were stolen from inside behind the counter but not from these shelves. i remember these shelves too vividly….

    • Watching
      July 9, 2012

      Hahahahaha nice observation…says a lot.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 10, 2012

      @ Concerned

      They could have been stocked from Friday evening to Sunday evening. Saturday is a shopping day.

  31. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012

    hahaha last week i went there and saw there empty like that. further investigation needs to be done check his invoices and see when last he shop. so u mean to tell me mr. just wanted some money to full up his place he doing that. there was already empty. i couldnt even get cough medicine.

    • Justice and Truth
      July 10, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      Why make such a statement? This is not nice. :twisted: The thief or thieves break and entered the pharmacy and stole items. Live it at that. The owner knows what he lost. Let the Police investigate it.

    • Anonymous
      July 11, 2012

      is true mr place always empty

  32. Simple
    July 9, 2012

    Major symptom of unemployment… crime and violence on the increase

    • simple
      July 10, 2012

      Hey! Simple, there can’t be two people using the name, on the blog.

  33. simply blessed
    July 9, 2012

    i cant understand how a burglary like that can happen in the main road in roseau where vehicles are likely to pass.

    Dem vol’ more than professionals now.

  34. Monti
    July 9, 2012

    Well – they cannot try to sell the products themselves unless if they have a business so most likely they will try to sell it to a local vendor.
    Si e pas ne ‘suitiway’ e pas ne voleur!

  35. bowtia
    July 9, 2012

    Partner, it hurts me to know that this happened to you. This was a wicked act.Just hold the strength brother. Jean Bois never turns its on its own.

  36. jerlene
    July 9, 2012

    We now have an acting Police Commissioner. For the time his acting he should really have serious discussions with the Police Service Commission, the Permanent Secretary of National Security, the P.M. etc. to have police officers on duty, not only in the city but in the various communities – I just do not see the reason for community police, because since this came about there are many crimes in this small island of D.A. Police shoud be given incentives and in this way they’ll surely give their all in helping with the crimes in this beautiful gem of D.A.

  37. TRUTH
    July 9, 2012

    This is ridiculous and I am rather upset about all of this. The Pharmacy is in the heart of town very close to the police headquarters. The police must patrol the streets at all hours, that’s what we are paying our taxes for, while we are asleep they suppose to be at work. I hope the new chief will make a remarkable difference in that regard. PUT POLICE OFFICERS ON THE ROAD ESPECIALLY AT NIGHTS. See what happen at the Muslim store thank God the Bandits were caught.

    • lulz
      July 9, 2012

      police are patrolling town at nights. just that in town where nobody living and who there sleeping, you cyah see. those who are seeing is those dat getting harassed by dem police asking “why u on de streets at dat time” like d/cans hav curfew

  38. July 9, 2012

    Have to be sorry for anybody who is a victim of crime. But my question to MR; Fontaine why security working cameras were not installed to protect your place of business? smh.Too emotional to say whats on my mind.

  39. JO
    July 9, 2012

    Watch for a new pharmacy opening son…..

  40. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012

    If they don’t sell it to a vendor, they will have to try sell it themselves which I doubt bc that will attract to much attention. Si e pas ne suitiway, eh pas ne voleur.

  41. disappointed
    July 9, 2012

    i guess that means that the thieves are becoming more health conscious or they are being asked to provide more health care products to their buying public?

    I wonder if they stole any Long Love condoms? that’s where i normally buy mine from…

    I hope they still have in stock… IJS

  42. Jude Nicholas
    July 9, 2012

    Very soon the perpetrators will be picked up. The Cameras at the NCCU and the NBD should pick up some activity. Just roll back the tapes.

  43. Original Eagle-Eye
    July 9, 2012

    Why can’t people respect other people’s property? I guess they needed perfume, powder etc for their own use or resale. This is really sad! a man works hard for what he wants, and some dirty bomb turns around and rips him off! Truly discouraging

  44. happy chick
    July 9, 2012

    Spoil them. good for nothing. they want to live cheap and smell sweet. The same pharmacy u rob thats where u will come back to get your medicine after i done with you. you would shit on you for the rest of your lives. {ie if it was my business place} people be aware of the things u buy from strangers. old thief} [vie vola] i am really upset. oh how i hate a thief…

  45. Holiday Island Boy
    July 9, 2012

    And the sad thing is that these thieves will find eager and willing customers to offload their illgotten goods on.

  46. Piper
    July 9, 2012

    That should be an easy one to solve. Get the K9 unit and follow the scent. Also if the police see excessive amounts of bubbles flowing down the river, they should follow it back upstream.

  47. me
    July 9, 2012

    hummmm…..there is something fishy about this story………..i am just saying

  48. Viewpoint
    July 9, 2012

    Someone must have seen something ! Independence street is the highway into town…

  49. Jo
    July 9, 2012

    So the perpetrators made a clean getaway….

    • Anonymous
      July 9, 2012

      I see what u did there… :wink:

      • Distured
        July 9, 2012

        :lol:

  50. Anonymous
    July 9, 2012

    That is sad. In the middle of Roseau so?

    • May
      July 10, 2012

      What you talking about??? An elderly lady was burnt to death last year in the middle of Roseau even closer to the police station than the pharmacy did the police or fire station saw the smoke??? NO

  51. Madness
    July 9, 2012

    Aaaaaaaaaah magway sa!

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