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Drug patch stolen from senior's arm

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian police in the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay were investigating the theft of a prescription patch from a man's arm in a nursing home.

The Chronicle Herald reported the theft happened around 11 a.m. Sunday, when a woman entered the unidentified 65-year-old man's room at Roseview Manor and ripped off the patch.

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Neither the facility nor police would say what medication was in the patch, the newspaper said.

Roseview Executive Director Tim Zaroski said despite security systems, there had been a breach and systems were being reviewed.

"Our long-term care home has been one of numerous ... victims of the alleged thefts of narcotics and we're very concerned these drugs are on the street of Thunder Bay," he said. "The fact that anyone would want to steal medications from a long-term care home is extremely concerning to us."

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