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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.

Man who robbed New Tampa pharmacy, carjacked two women sent to prison 01/04/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 9:31pm]
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