Hoover police have arrested two Indiana teenagers for robbing a CVS pharmacy in Inverness early Monday. The same two teens are also suspected of robbing three other CVS pharmacies in two other cities earlier this week.
Police believe the teens robbed two CVS pharmacies in Tuscaloosa in about an hour and a half span on Sunday afternoon. The first robbery happened at 1:15 p.m. at the Five Points CVS and the other happened around 2:40 p.m. at a CVS on Highway 69 South.
About 10 hours later, around 12:45 a.m. Monday, the teens allegedly held up employees at the Inverness CVS at Valleydale Road and Highway 280. No one was injured in the robbery.
Later on Monday, a CVS manager in Midfield notified authorities that two people who fit the description of the robbery suspects were inside the store, Captain Jim Coker with Hoover PD said.
Midfield and Hoover police officers responded to the Midfield CVS and took the suspects into custody.
Officers say the men were targeting pharmacies for their prescription medicines. They have not said if any cash was taken during the robberies.
Hoover police said they found enough evidence to obtain robbery warrants against the suspects through the Shelby County District Attorney's Office.
Marcus Tyrone Burks, Jr., 16, of Indianapolis, Indiana, will be charged as an adult with first degree robbery.
Terry Tyrell Rush, 16, also of Indianapolis, Indiana, also faces a first degree robbery charge.
Both suspects have a $30,000 bond and will be transferred to the Shelby County Jail.
Hoover police say other law enforcement agencies are being contacted due to the similarity of the Hoover case with other robberies.
On Thursday, Tuscaloosa Police also obtained warrants against the same two suspects. Burks and Rush face two additional first degree robbery charges from Tuscaloosa and have bonds of $120,000 each.
Tuscaloosa police say the suspects are still in the Shelby County Jail and have a hold placed on them from the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
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