INVESTIGATIONS have been launched after another York pharmacy was broken into.

The glass door of the Day Lewis pharmacy in Front Street, Acomb, suffered damage in the burglary in the early hours of Wednesday.

North Yorkshire Police said they were called to the scene at about 3am by a member of the public, and officers have been at the scene throughout the morning.

A spokeswoman for the pharmacy said offenders had "thrown a coping brick from the wall outside the shop through the window to get in", but neither the police nor the pharmacy could confirm what had been taken from the premises.

The pharmacy will remain closed today, but the spokeswoman said it should be reopened on Thursday.

This was the latest in a series of break-ins at pharmacies around the city.

The spate of burglaries started in July, when five pharmacies were broken into over ten nights, including Boots in Goodramgate, Boots in Acomb, Living Care Pharmacy in Acomb, the Upper Poppleton pharmacy and MJ Roberts Pharmacy in Boroughbridge Road.

Two men were arrested after the Boroughbridge Road burglary and two men were also arrested in connection with one of the Acomb burglaries.

Two further burglaries were reported within 48 hours last week, which led to three men being arrested.

North Yorkshire Police last week said a 35-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the break-in at York Medical Group's surgery in Acomb, which was discovered by police officers on patrol who noticed the front door was insecure and had been damaged to allow burglars to get in.

A 46-year-old man and a 37-year-old man, both from York, were also arrested in connection with burglary at the Day Lewis Pharmacy in Front Street, formerly Hargreaves.

Anyone with information about the latest break-in should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting job number 27 of September 13.