CVS Pharmacy Robbers Caught in Police Chase

A recent robbery at a CVS pharmacy led multiple police departments on a 2-hour hunt for 5 men suspected of stealing OTC medications from the store.

A recent robbery at a CVS pharmacy led multiple police departments on a 2-hour hunt for 5 men suspected of stealing OTC medications from the store.

During the incident, the 5 suspects allegedly stole mostly OTC cold and allergy medications valued around $3700 in total.

The robbery occurred just before 2 p.m. on September 23, 2016, in Haverstraw, New York. The 5 men entered the CVS pharmacy and swiped a number of medications from the store’s shelves before fleeing the scene in a red Nissan. The suspects then abandoned the vehicle about a half-mile from the CVS and fled from pursuing police officers.

After identifying the escape vehicle, police were able to track down and pursue the suspects. State troopers and Stony Point police led a search that included 2 tracking dogs, a Rockland emergency helicopter search, and the Rockland Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation forensic unit. Police chased the suspects through neighborhoods and wooded areas before apprehending them.

All 5 suspects were taken into custody around 4 p.m, on the day of the alleged crime with the help of state troopers and Stony Point police. They did not steal any money in the robberies, and no injuries were reported. Haverstraw police said the men may be connected to a previous pharmacy robbery in Hudson, NY.

Brooklyn residents Robert White, 29, William White, 29, Trevor Owens, 26, and Lee Holt, 28, along with Joseph Thomas, 43, of Queens, are being held in the Rockland County jail on third-degree felony charges of criminal possession of stolen property, as well as a misdemeanor for resisting arrest.