Indiana Committee OK's Pharmacy Robbery Bill

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana has one of the highest rates of pharmacy robberies in the nation.

A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would allow for teenagers, ages 16 and 17, to be prosecuted as adults for pharmacy robberies.

The measure is supported by Republican Senator Ron Grooms, a Jeffersonville pharmacist who has been robbed three times.

The bill is opposed by Indiana Black Expo and juvenile defense attorneys.


Photo:  Indiana General Assembly

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