Tampa police identify second CVS pharmacy robber

TAMPA — Police identified 28-year-old Joshua Wilkes early Thursday as the second man suspected of robbing a New Tampa CVS pharmacy and carjacking two vehicles at gunpoint.

Police said Wilkes and another man, Miguel Antonio Torres, 30, leaped over a drug counter Wednesday, pistol-whipped a manager and stole narcotics from a CVS store. They fled in a truck, then carjacked two more cars before making their escape into Pasco County on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

Wilkes, living in the Orlando area, was identified through video surveillance at the 6202 Commerce Palms Drive store.

Police had identified Torres earlier and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Both men are armed and dangerous, police said.

Police also put out a statewide alert for the carjacked sport utility vehicle, a 2007 Toyota Sequoia with the license plate X88ZXU. Anyone seeing it should call 911.

Tampa police identify second CVS pharmacy robber 11/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:28pm]

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