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Indianapolis Man Sentenced for Pharmacy Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that Senior U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Otis Brown, III, 18, to 8 years and one day in federal prison to be followed by 5 years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system. Brown was also ordered to pay $61,154.00 in restitution. Brown previously pleaded guilty to a Hobbs Act robbery; that is, robbing a business involved in interstate commerce and brandishing a firearm during the robbery.

On October 28, 2018, at approximately 9:33 am, Brown, Billy Adell, and Daewoo Robertson robbed the CVS Pharmacy, 1701 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska at gunpoint.  Robertson, Adell, and Brown are from Indianapolis and drove to Bellevue to commit the robbery.  Adell was the driver.  Robertson and Brown went into the store.  Robertson was armed with a Glock .40 caliber handgun that he pointed at employees and a customer while he and Brown zip-tied them.  Robertson and Brown fled the store in Adell’s waiting vehicle, with $60,196.50 in controlled substances.  They were caught shortly thereafter when their car was stopped.  Officers searched the car and found the gun, zip-ties, and a garbage bag with the stolen drugs.  Once the drugs leave the store, they cannot be taken back and resold by CVS and have to be destroyed.  

Adell is currently pending trial.

Robertson was previously sentenced to 9 years’ imprisonment, 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $61,154 in restitution.

The FBI Great Plains Violent Crime Task Force, comprised of FBI agents, Omaha Police Department detectives, Nebraska State Patrol Investigators and Papillion Police Department Detectives, is responsible for the investigation of the robbery.  The task force was assisted by the Bellevue Police Department.

Updated December 20, 2019

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