By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — An Indianapolis teenager who as a juvenile was one of four people from Indiana to carry out the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy in Lima was sentenced as an adult Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Senneca Rivers, 18, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with the robbery that occurred in the early-morning hours of April 26 at the Walgreens store near the intersection of Allentown and Cable roads. He is one of four young Hoosiers to be charged in the incident.
According to Assistant Allen County Prosecutor Jana Emerick, Rivers and the others “drove from Indianapolis to rob a pharmacy at gunpoint” on the day in question. Rivers, who was 17 at the time, reportedly jumped over a counter in the pharmacy area of the store, pointed a gun at the pharmacist on duty and demanded he remove oxycodone from the safe. Emerick said oxycodone pills with a street value of $18,000 were given to the defendant before all four assailants fled from the store.