A man who police say robbed a downtown pharmacy of prescription pills, then led police on a low-speed pursuit while taking some of the pills, was indicted Wednesday.
A McLennan County grand jury indicted Justin Lee Chaney, 29, of Wortham, on a first-degree felony aggravated robbery charge in the Sept. 4 robbery at CVS Pharmacy, 820 S. Fifth St.
Waco police say Chaney walked into the pharmacy, pulled a gun and asked for prescription painkillers and anxiety medication.
After the arrest, police said Chaney’s attire, which included a dress, makeup and a wig, helped an officer identify him quickly.
“The suspect, dressed as a woman, wig and all, had a gun, or what looked like a gun,” Waco police Sgt. Gary Greene said. “It turned out to be a BB gun, but it looked like a real gun.
“A police officer spotted him leaving and had a low-speed pursuit. He was seen opening bottles (of the prescription medication) and taking them before he got him stopped.”
Officers stopped the man, later identified as Chaney, near the intersection of South 11th Street and Webster Avenue, where he was taken into custody.
Greene said officers recovered the BB gun.
Chaney also was indicted for evading arrest in a vehicle, a second-degree felony.
In another robbery case, the grand jury indicted Ernest Earl Washington Jr., 25, in an Aug. 18 robbery of the Subway restaurant at 5530 Bosque Blvd.
According to reports filed in the case, Washington walked into the restaurant about midnight and told employees there he missed working with them.
Police say Washington then pulled a pistol, told the employees, “Back up, I’ll pop you,” and demanded cash from the register.
Employees recognized Washington as a former employee of the restaurant and picked him out of a police photo array, reports state.
He was arrested at his home in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Service Task Force.