Marlborough resident sentenced in pharmacy robberies

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Bridgeport, Conn. (WTNH) — A former resident of Marlborough has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing five Connecticut pharmacies in 2013.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced 53-year-old David Haney to five years imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release for robbing the pharmacies.

Haney was arrested on November 22, 2013 on charges he robbed the CVS pharmacy at 525 Buckland Road in South Windsor. On September 25, 2013, Haney entered the store and went to the pharmacy counter. He showed the pharmacist what appeared to be a gun that was in his waistband, and demanded oxycodone pills. The pharmacist gave Haney more than 2,000 oxycodone pills, and Haney fled the store.

On February 19, 2014, Haney pled guilty to the South Windsor CVS robbery. He also admitted to four similar robberies in 2013 at pharmacies in Manchester, Meriden, East Hartford, and Vernon. Haney admitted that he used most of the pills to fuel his own addiction to pain medication, and then sold the rest.

Judge Underhill ordered that Haney make restitution to the victims.

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