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Tarpon Springs man charged in robbery of Walgreens pharmacy


Walgreens robbery suspect Picked up at traffic stop

Pinellas County sheriff's deputies arrested a 32-year-old Tarpon Springs man Thursday on charges he robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint. Ryan A. Stanley of 1779 Wood Trail St. was arrested on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the Walgreens pharmacy at 3770 Tampa Road was robbed about 11:44 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies said an armed Stanley took money from the clerks. Then a customer chased him on foot as he tried to flee. Stanley aimed a gun at the customer, deputies said, then fled the area in a vehicle. Deputies tracked him to Tarpon Springs and arrested him during a traffic stop.

The sheriff's report doesn't say what led deputies to Stanley. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $105,000 bail.


2 jailed, more sought in home invasion

Authorities arrested two people in connection with a Gulf Harbors home invasion that happened at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, five or six masked and armed people broke into a house at 4049 Headsail Drive, punched and stepped on the people inside, and stole money, jewelry, a safe and an iPod and an Xbox.

Briana Current and Byron Humphrey, both 18 and of Tarpon Springs, were arrested Thursday at the Tahitian Resort on U.S. 19 in Holiday.

Current and Humphrey are both charged with armed robbery home invasion and are being held at the Land O'Lakes jail. Current's bail is $75,000, and Humphrey's is $150,000.

Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said case is under investigation and the other suspects remain at large.

Tarpon Springs man charged in robbery of Walgreens pharmacy 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 7:16pm]
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