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Man who robbed Tampa pharmacy and carjacked drivers to get away sent to prison

TAMPA —An Orlando man was sentenced Tuesday to 32 years in federal prison for the robbery of a Tampa CVS store and subsequent carjackings, U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill announced.

Miguel Torres, 32, received his sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew.

In November 2010, according to court documents, Torres and an accomplice, Joshua Wilkes, entered the pharmacy and ordered customers and employees to the floor. Wilkes brandished a firearm and hit the female pharmacy manager in the head.

After the robbery, Wilkes and Torres twice carjacked women at gunpoint.

Wilkes was sentenced last week to 44 years in prison.

Man who robbed Tampa pharmacy and carjacked drivers to get away sent to prison 01/10/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:30pm]
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