Man, woman from Milwaukee federally indicted in connection with robbery at Wauwatosa pharmacy
WAUWATOSA — A man and a woman from Milwaukee have been federally indicted, accused of robbing the Swan Serv-U Pharmacy in Wauwatosa.
The indictments were announced Wednesday, August 24th against 26-year-old Marquise Jones and 19-year-old Tytianna Jackson. They were each charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery pursuant to the Hobbs Act, and one count of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
The indictment alleges that on August 1st, 2016, the defendants, armed with a firearm, robbed the Swan Serv-U Pharmacy near Swan and North Avenue in Wauwatosa.
If convicted, each defendant faces up to 20 years in prison on the armed robbery count and a minimum mandatory sentence of seven years and up to life in prison on the charge of use of a firearm during a robbery.
The Hobbs Act, passed by Congress in 1946, provides federal jurisdiction for cases involving violent criminals who commit armed robbery of businesses involved in interstate commerce.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI and the Wauwatosa Police Department.