Ohio Men Indicted for String of Armed Pharmacy Robberies In Western PA and Ohio
PITTSBURGH, PA - Three Ohio residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to commit armed pharmacy robbery, armed pharmacy robbery, and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute Schedule II controlled substances, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The seven-count Indictment named Abdulrahman Abdelaziz Jamea, age 21, Arthur Lee Worthy, II, age 21, and Mohammed Jibril, age 19, formerly of Reynoldsburg, Ohio as the defendants.
According to the Indictment, on or about September 27, 2018, and continuing thereafter to on or about May 10, 2019, the defendants conspired to rob numerous different pharmacies while brandishing what appeared to be a firearm, and conspired to possess with intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances.
The following pharmacies were affected:
• On or about September 27, 2018, the CVS Pharmacy, located at 124 Erie Street, Edinboro, Pennsylvania 16412;
• On or about November 17, 2018, the Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 1799 Third Street, Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009;
• On or about November 22, 2018, the CVS Pharmacy, located at 4610 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213;
• On or about December 2, 2018, the Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 301 Greene Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750;
• On or about December 7, 2018, the CVS Pharmacy, located at 3800 Pine Avenue, Erie, Pennsylvania 16508; and
• On or about May 10, 2019, the Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 417 Chartiers Street, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 25 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.
Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania State Police, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Bridgeville Police Department, and the Ohio Highway Patrol conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.