SANATOGA PA – A suspect charged with committing a daring daylight robbery of the CVS Pharmacy on East High Street in Sanatoga village was arraigned Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2012) in magisterial district court in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township, and faces a preliminary hearing there on Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported.
Lower Pottsgrove police charged Shivi Brian Mohnani Neil, 21, of 58 N. Savanna Dr., East Coventry, with felony robbery and related offenses in connection with a Jan. 3 robbery at CVS, during which he allegedly used a note to demand narcotics from pharmacists working there, The Mercury said. The incident occurred during workday hours as the store was busy with customers, police said earlier.
The note claimed a weapon was involved, according to The Mercury, which cited the arrest affidavit filed by township Detective Joseph Campbell.
Neil also is separately charged with somewhat similar robberies that occurred during the same period in neighboring Berks County. Fingerprint evidence obtained in those investigations led Lower Pottsgrove police to consider Neil a suspect in the Sanatoga incident, The Mercury said.
- Read a story by reporter Brandie Kessler, titled “PSU student charged with robbing Lower Pottsgrove CVS pharmacy” and published Tuesday by The Mercury, here.