POLICE are hoping these grainy images will help them identify three brazen thieves who stole horse steroids and other drugs from a Grafton horse trainer’s stables two months ago.

The images were taken from closed circuit television footage of a break-in and robbery at Hosier Lodge, run by Phil McLeod and Pat Cunningham, at the corner of Turf and Oliver streets in Grafton, about 10pm on April 2 this year.

According to Detective Senior Constable Matt Sippel, the video showed three “heavy set blokes” going into a storeroom at the stables and taking a quantity of drugs used to treat horses overcoming injury or out of competition.

“The three of them look like they are in their early 20s,” Detective Sippel said.

“The video of the break-in is much clearer.

“It shows one guy with a white cap and a prominent armband style tattoo on each arm.

“They definitely knew what they were doing.

“They went straight to where the drugs were held and took what they wanted.”

The thieves got 2.5kg of XL, a muscle supplement and one tub of nitrotain, a potentially dangerous synthetic hormone paste used to treat injuries.

It is sometimes used by bodybuilders and internet sites claim it can add two to three kilograms of body mass in 21 days.

“You wouldn’t want to take this stuff,” Detective Sippel said.

In the CCTV footage, the three thieves look completely casual as they walk around the complex, looking behind stable doors.

Anyone with information that may be able to assist police with their inquiries should call Grafton police on 6642 0222.



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