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Man, 20, charged in pharmacy robbery

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Decatur man is in the Wise County Jail after attempting to rob S&J Pharmacy in Alvord this week.

Tyler Chapman

Tyler Chapman, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces.

Sheriff David Walker said that Chapman allegedly entered the pharmacy wearing a hoodie at 3 p.m. Tuesday and instructed pharmacy staff to give him money.

When the pharmacist questioned him, Chapman raised his shirt, revealing a handgun in his pants.

The pharmacist instructed the staff to get out of the building, and they left through a back entrance. Walker said the suspect apparently left through the front door at that same time.

A witness saw him leave the property and grew suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie in the summer heat. The witness watched him get in a pickup and go to a house in Alvord, where he was later arrested.

As of Wednesday afternoon, investigators were still trying to determine if Chapman actually took anything from the pharmacy.

Bond for the aggravated robbery charge was set at $50,000 and bond for the possession of charge was $2,500.

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