Monday, June 18, 2018
News Roundup

Man who robbed New Tampa pharmacy, carjacked two women sent to prison

TAMPA — A federal judge sentenced an Orlando man to more than 44 years in prison Wednesday for robbing a Tampa pharmacy and carjacking two women in 2010.

Joshua Wilkes, 29, was arrested by Orlando police on Nov. 18, 2010, one day after Tampa police said he pistol-whipped a pharmacy manager at a New Tampa CVS store, stole drugs, ran from authorities, wrecked a sport-utility vehicle, carjacked a woman, drove north on Interstate 75, and carjacked a second woman.

Another suspect, Miguel Torres, was named as an accomplice and pleaded guilty in November. Torres is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 10.

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