GREENVILLE — Newly released court documents have shed more light on the armed robbery which occurred at Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Greenville January 6.
Darke County Juvenile Court documents obtained by The Daily Advocate confirm four juvenile males were involved.
According to police reports, at approximately 4:48 p.m. January 6, two of the suspects, described by witnesses as teenage black males wearing all dark clothing and with hooded sweatshirts covering their faces, entered Walgreens, 1000 East Main Street, jumped the pharmacy counter with guns drawn, and demanded drugs and cash from the employees. The two then exited the store and got into a 2004 Nissan Quest minivan.
A third male subject reportedly served as a lookout at the front of the store, while a fourth acted as the getaway driver.
Police quickly responded to the robbery, with officers apprehending all suspects at nearby Greenville City Park. In all, four male juveniles, ages ranging from 14 to 17, were arrested.
The items stolen from Walgreens were recovered from the vehicle. As well, the two semiautomatic .40-caliber handguns believed used in the robbery — a Smith & Wesson SW40VE and a Taurus PT 840 — were recovered from the van. One of these handguns was reported stolen. An extra handgun magazine with 15 9-millimeter rounds was also seized. Officers also recovered ski masks, sock hats, zip ties, gloves, credit cards, pouches, bags, and a set of scales.
The four were placed into the custody of Darke County Juvenile Court and transferred to West Central Juvenile Detention Center in Troy, where they are currently being held.
Pending further charges, each defendant currently faces one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. Local defense attorneys Randall Breaden, Matthew Pierron, Alex Pendl, and Dave Rohrer have been assigned to represent the defendants in Juvenile Court.
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