Federal prosecutors have identified and charged two men with the May 1 attempted robbery of Oakwood’s CVS pharmacy, according to court documents.
Brandon Freeman and Davis Harris have been charged in Dayton’s U.S. District Court with attempted interference with commerce by threat or violence, according to a criminal complaint written by a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent.
No other information about the suspects has been released, and their mug shots are not available.
The manager of the CVS at 2801 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood reported that at 8:07 p.m. May 1 two black men entered the store and presented a note.
“THIS IS A ARMED Robbery Don’t MAKE AnY NOISE GrAB 2 BAGS An Fill w these items,” the note started, and then listed several specific medications including narcotics.
The complaint said surveillance footage showed that both men put their hoods up after entering the store and that one suspect handed the note to the store manager, who “advised both suspects they would comply once the pharmacist got off the phone.”
While the store manager was taking the order, the pharmacist called 911. The complaint said that that by the time the pharmacist was given the note, both suspects had left.
After surveillance footage photos were shown on NewsCenter 7, the Dayton Daily News and other local media outlets, four local law enforcement officers called Oakwood police to identify Freeman, according to the complaint.
The special agent wrote that on May 5, a citizen informed CVS that the second suspect was Harris. The agent wrote that the alleged leader of a Dayton-area gang known as TOOHUNNID (or 2hunnid) also identified Freeman and Harris.
One of the suspects allegedly told the gang member the name of the uncharged driver, who has been identified by law enforcement agencies as a suspect in other crimes.
The attempted Oakwood robbery is part of an investigation into dozens of pharmacy robberies in Dayton, Dublin, Beavercreek, Vandalia, Cincinnati, Fairfield, Middletown, Franklin, Hamilton, Westerville, Columbus, Trotwood and Kettering that happened from Oct. 1, 2016, through May 31.
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