Pharmacy Robber Caught After Dropping Wallet in Getaway
A pharmacy robber not only left his fingerprints behind at a pharmacy-he also dropped his wallet containing his identification as he made his escape.
A pharmacy robber not only left his fingerprints behind at a pharmacy—he also dropped his wallet containing his identification as he made his escape.
A Birmingham, Alabama, man named Tommy Leon Stewart was sentenced on November 24, 2015, to almost 22 years in prison for 2 armed robberies at CVS pharmacies in 2014.
The US attorney’s office for the Northern District of Alabama released a statement that Stewart, 29, will be required to pay back $3043 to the CVS in Pinson, Alabama, and $8300 to the Birmingham, Alabama, CVS.
Stewart pleaded guilty in April 2015 to robbing the 2 pharmacies and to using a gun in the Pinson robbery.
The plea agreement stated that he went into the CVS pharmacies wearing a fake mustache and beard. He asked for money and narcotics and held pharmacy employees at gunpoint.
His method for escape in both incidents was climbing through the drive-through window with the stolen money and drugs in a bag.
However, while escaping the Pinson pharmacy, Stewart fell and his wallet dropped out of his jacket pocket, according to the US attorney’s office.
The wallet held his identification, and Stewart’s fingerprints from the window matched a known print of Stewart’s.
The robbery counts led US District Judge Karon O. Bowdre to sentence Stewart to nearly 15 years, while his gun counts carried a sentence of 7 years.
This may not be Stewart’s first foray into crime; he has 7 first-degree robbery cases pending for other charged pharmacy robberies, according to the US attorney’s office.