A Tacony man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the armed robberies of at least 19 pharmacies during an 11-month crime spree, including 15 heists in the Northeast.
Federal authorities have filed new criminal charges against Northeast Philadelphia’s two accused serial pharmacy robbers.
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— A suspect in a major pharmacy robbery spree was arrested in September after he attempted to purchase a handgun illegally at a gun shop in the city. A judge unwittingly set him free.
Philadelphia police say they may have captured the gunmen responsible for more than a dozen robberies of area pharmacies since last December.