Police Arrest 3 in Waukesha Pharmacy Robberies
The 26-year-old man police say coordinated the November robberies was on probation for pharmacy robberies in 2011.
The Waukesha Police Department has arrested three people in connection to two November pharmacy robberies.
A 23-year-old Waukesha man, who is on probation for burglaries, is believed to be the armed robber. A 24-year-old Waukesha woman, who is on bail for drug offenses and a burglary charge, is suspected to be the getaway driver.
Police believe a 26-year-old Waukesha man convicted in a string of armed pharmacy robberies in 2011 was the ringleader in the most recent robberies. He also is on probation.
All three are in custody, but charges have not yet been referred to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office. Charges are expect at the end of this week or next week. Patch is not identifying the suspects until they are formally charged.
The 23-year-old man faces a possible two counts of armed robbery and the other two face a possible charge of two counts of armed robbery as a party to the crime.
A man displayed a handgun and robbed Walgreens, 221 E. Sunset Drive, of 20 oxycodone pills at 4:09 p.m. Nov. 18, according to the Waukesha Police Department’s call log.
The robbery occurred while about two dozen people were in the store but no one was injured. The man asked for all of the oxycodone in the store.
Police were called to the ValuCare Pharmacy, 501 S. Grand Ave., at 1:46 p.m. Nov. 26 for a report of a man robbing the store of oxycodone pills. The man, who had his face covered, told an employee he had a gun in his pocket. The clerk didn’t see a gun but noticed the man did have something in his pocket
The 26-year-old convicted robber also faces having his 10-year probation sentence revoked. If probation is revoked, he will be sentenced to five years in prison on the past robberies.