GREENFIELD — An Indianapolis teen accused of robbing a Greenfield pharmacy last year pleaded guilty Thursday.
Rakim Coleman, 18, 538 Udell St., Indianapolis, was one of a trio of Indianapolis teens who were charged as adults after attempting to rob a Greenfield pharmacy last year, injuring a store clerk in the process, investigators said.
Coleman, 18, accepted a deal from prosecutors and pleaded guilty to a one Level 3 felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery Thursday in Hancock County Superior Court 1.
That agreement has been taken under advisement by the judge.
Police said he and two friends tried to steal prescription drugs from the CVS Pharmacy in Greenfield, 1233 N. State St., in September 2015.
Coleman and another teen manned a getaway car while their friend entered the store and handed a pharmacist a note demanding narcotics, according to court documents.
The plea agreement that Coleman accepted, which was read aloud in court Thursday, calls for him to spend one year in the Indiana Department of Correction followed by five years on probation. He’ll be formally sentenced next month, though the date of the hearing has not been set, records show.
The two other teens involved — Rahman Glasco, 20, 5247 Leone Drive, Indianapolis, and DeAndre Dixon, 18, 917 W. 29th St., Indianapolis – have already been sentenced to prison time for their involvement in the attempted robbery.
Glasco was 19 at the time of the incident; Dixon and Coleman were both 17 but were charged as adults. Both are now 18.
Each was charged with a Level 3 felony count of attempted robbery and a Level 3 felony count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Dixon pleaded guilty to both counts in June and was ordered to serve three years in prison and seven years on probation; Glasco and Coleman pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were each handed the same six-year prison sentence, records show.
Investigators say Coleman and Glasco drove to CVS in the middle of the night and waited in the parking lot while Dixon went into the business and handed a pharmacist a threatening note that demanded a list of drugs, investigators said.
The message read, “We are armed and dangerous,” and instructed the pharmacist “to hurry” and hand over the drugs, according to court documents.
When the pharmacist yelled for help, Dixon grabbed a bottle of narcotics from the pharmacy counter and then ran from the store, court documents state.
In one of the aisles, he met a store clerk who attempted to stop him from leaving. Surveillance videos from inside the store show Dixon punching the man in the face and beating him with a bottle of laundry detergent, court documents state. Dixon dropped the bottle of pills in the scuffle, then ran from the store.
He climbed into a car driven by Glasco, who drove away from the pharmacy, police said. Coleman was in the passenger seat, police said.
Police pulled over Glasco’s vehicle near the pharmacy after employees called 911 to report the robbery, according to court documents.
Because the store clerk was injured during the incident, Coleman and Dixon were automatically charged as adults, officials said.